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  1. Toledo School of Translators and their influence on anatomical terminology.

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    Arráez-Aybar, Luis-Alfonso; Bueno-López, José-L; Raio, Nicolas

    2015-03-01

    Translation facilitates transmission of knowledge between cultures. The fundamental transfer of anatomic terminology from the Ancient Greek and Islamic Golden Age cultures, to medieval Latin Christendom took place in the so-called Toledo School of Translators in the 12th-13th centuries. Translations made in Toledo circulated widely across Europe. They were the foundation of scientific thinking that was born in the boards of first universities. In Toledo, Gerard of Cremona translated Avicenna's Canon of Medicine, the key work of Islamic Golden Age of medicine. Albertus Magnus, Mondino de Luzzi and Guy de Chauliac, the leading authors of anatomical Latin words in the Middle Ages, founded their books on Gerard's translations. The anatomical terms of the Canon retain auctoritas up to the Renaissance. Thus, terms coined by Gerard such as diaphragm, orbit, pupil or sagittal remain relevant in the current official anatomical terminology. The aim of the present paper is to bring new attention to the highly significant influence that the Toledo School of Translators had in anatomical terminology. For this, we shall review here the onomastic origins of a number of anatomical terms (additamentum; coracoid process; coxal; false ribs; femur; panniculus; spondylus; squamous sutures; thorax; xiphoid process, etc.) which are still used today. PMID:25667112

  2. Living AnatoME: Teaching and Learning Musculoskeletal Anatomy through Yoga and Pilates

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    McCulloch, Carrie; Marango, Stephanie Pieczenik; Friedman, Erica S.; Laitman, Jeffrey T.

    2010-01-01

    Living AnatoME, a program designed in 2004 by two medical students in conjunction with the Director of Anatomy, teaches musculoskeletal anatomy through yoga and Pilates. Previously offered as an adjunct to the Gross Anatomy course in 2007, Living AnatoME became an official part of the curriculum. Previous research conducted on the program…

  3. Adaptation of Museum Specimens for Use in Anatomical Teaching Aids

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    Harris, P. F.; And Others

    1977-01-01

    Color transparencies are prepared of a re-colored anatomical specimen after placing labels temporarily in position to indicate specific structures. The specimen is also radiographed to show skeletal and soft tissue structures. Cross-reference among the specimen, photographs, and radiographs is supplemented by examination and self-assessment…

  4. Teaching Astronomy in UK Schools

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    Roche, Paul; Roberts, Sarah; Newsam, Andy; Barclay, Charles

    2012-01-01

    This article attempts to summarise the good, bad and (occasionally) ugly aspects of teaching astronomy in UK schools. It covers the most common problems reported by teachers when asked about covering the astronomy/space topics in school. Particular focus is given to the GCSE Astronomy qualification offered by Edexcel (which is currently the…

  5. Simultaneous anatomical sketching as learning by doing method of teaching human anatomy

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    Noorafshan, Ali; Hoseini, Leila; AMINI, MITRA; Dehghani, Mohammad-Reza; Kojuri, Javad; Bazrafkan, Leila

    2014-01-01

    Objective: Learning by lecture is a passive experience. Many innovative techniques have been presented to stimulate students to assume a more active attitude toward learning. In this study, simultaneous sketch drawing, as an interactive learning technique was applied to teach anatomy to the medical students. Materials and Methods: We reconstructed a fun interactive model of teaching anatomy as simultaneous anatomic sketching. To test the model's instruction effectiveness, we conducted a quasi...

  6. A "Second Life" for Gross Anatomy: Applications for Multiuser Virtual Environments in Teaching the Anatomical Sciences

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    Richardson, April; Hazzard, Matthew; Challman, Sandra D.; Morgenstein, Aaron M.; Brueckner, Jennifer K.

    2011-01-01

    This article describes the emerging role of educational multiuser virtual environments, specifically Second Life[TM], in anatomical sciences education. Virtual worlds promote inquiry-based learning and conceptual understanding, potentially making them applicable for teaching and learning gross anatomy. A short introduction to Second Life as an…

  7. Teaching how to swim in primary school

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    Papež, Maja

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to determine how many Slovenian primary school teachers has the appropriate title to teach swimming; how many of them actually teaches it; how many teachers, who do not have the appropriate title wants to have it; who performs swimming lessons and field trips with swimming content and how many primary school teachers feel competent to teach swimming. The research involved primary school teachers, which are teaching in primary schools across Slovenia. An ano...

  8. Team Teaching in High School

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    Mandel, Kenneth; Eiserman, Terry

    2016-01-01

    Too often at the high school level, teachers work in isolation, without the ability to see other practitioners at work. Team teaching offers an effective antidote: It provides a comfortable environment in which to grow because it enables teachers to learn from another professional on a regular basis. "Teaming," notes the authors,…

  9. Teaching Chemistry in Graduate School

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    Pierce, Benjamin F.

    2008-07-01

    If you are an academic reading this commentary, then you already have teaching experience. Most likely, you have spent several semesters in front of the classroom, and you could probably teach any given lecture from your course(s) with your eyes closed. But think back to your first semester as a faculty member when your teaching skills weren't so polished. Did you feel lost as a teacher? Did you ever wish that you had received the opportunity to teach earlier in your career? If you are like any one of the dozens of faculty members I know, then you had a shaky start in the classroom followed by better years. Now, you are a pro—a teaching veteran who has seen it all. This trend in teaching skills can be troubling, especially to a graduate student such as myself who is interested in pursuing a career in academia. Why do the shaky years have to fall within the tenure window, when everything a new faculty member does is under the magnifying glass and scrupulously analyzed by peers who are already professionals at juggling the faculty trifecta—teaching, research, and service? Why isn't there additional training for teachers in graduate school?

  10. Using electronic teaching devices for teaching primary school students

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    Abdullaeva Barno Sayfutdinovna; Sadykova Albina Venerovna

    2015-01-01

    This article deals with the use of information technologies, in particular, electronic teaching devices for teaching mathematics in primary school. It also describes the types of teaching devices and their meaning. It describes the way of using the "scales" teaching device when studying the topic of "kilogram".

  11. Fabrication and Assessment of 3D Printed Anatomical Models of the Lower Limb for Anatomical Teaching and Femoral Vessel Access Training in Medicine

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    O'Reilly, Michael K.; Reese, Sven; Herlihy, Therese; Geoghegan, Tony; Cantwell, Colin P.; Feeney, Robin N. M.; Jones, James F. X.

    2016-01-01

    For centuries, cadaveric dissection has been the touchstone of anatomy education. It offers a medical student intimate access to his or her first patient. In contrast to idealized artisan anatomical models, it presents the natural variation of anatomy in fine detail. However, a new teaching construct has appeared recently in which artificial…

  12. Interactive whiteboard in secondary school teaching

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    Semrád, Petr

    2008-01-01

    My bachelor elaborate is interested in the theme {\\clqq}Modern teaching methods and their use for high school teaching - interactive board SMART BOARD``. It shows and strictly summarizes modern material and unmaterial means of teaching. It is mainly interested in digital technology {--} dataprojectors, audiovisual technology and interactive board. I was concentrated at forming the specimen teaching material for interactive board for teaching {\\clqq}The basies of electronics`` for the first gr...

  13. An Update on the Status of Anatomical Sciences Education in United States Medical Schools

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    Drake, Richard L.; McBride, Jennifer M.; Pawlina, Wojciech

    2014-01-01

    Curricular changes continue at United States medical schools and directors of gross anatomy, microscopic anatomy, neuroscience/neuroanatomy, and embryology courses continue to adjust and modify their offerings. Developing and supplying data related to current trends in anatomical sciences education is important if informed decisions are going to…

  14. Can We Teach Parenting in Our Schools?

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    Noddings, Nel

    2014-01-01

    The quality of parenting is a crucial factor in children's school success, and yet the schools teach almost nothing about parenting. This essay suggests ways in which we can teach about parenting without risking indoctrination or adding special courses.

  15. Students perception about the clinico-anatomical conferences as a teaching methodology

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    Anatomy has always been considered as an essential basis for clinical sciences. In recent decades there has been an increased trend towards incorporation of clinical problems in the teaching of anatomy. To promote clinical knowledge clinico-anatomical conferences have been conducted in our department for the last five years. This study has been undertaken to determine perception of medical students regarding these conferences and to formulate recommendations for their improvement based on feedback obtained from students. Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted from December 2013 to January 2014 at the Lahore Medical and Dental College (LMDC), Lahore. A sample of 200 students of first and second year MBBS classes was selected for the study through convenience sampling technique. A 5-point Likert scale ranging from 1 (strongly agree) to 5 (strongly disagree) was used to determine students perception about clinic-anatomical conferences, using a self-administered questionnaire. Data was analysed using SPSS-19.0. Results: Out of total 144 (72%) students were of the opinion that clinico-anatomical conferences were a good source of clinical knowledge, 126 (63%) opined that these conferences promoted understanding rather than memorization, 122 (61%) found them interesting, and 15 (30%) found improvement in their grades in the subject of anatomy after attending the conferences. Conclusion: The clinico-anatomical conferences were found interesting and reported to be a good source of clinical knowledge. It is recommended that these conferences should be conducted frequently, made interactive and patients should be presented as case studies during the conferences. (author)

  16. Teaching Ethics to High School Students

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    Pass, Susan; Willingham, Wendy

    2009-01-01

    Working with two teachers and thirty-four high school seniors, the authors developed procedures and assessments to teach ethics in an American high school civics class. This approach requires high school students to discover an agreement or convergence between Kantian ethics and virtue ethics. The authors also created an instrument to measure…

  17. Teaching English in Israeli Haredi Schools.

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    Baumel, Simeon D.

    2003-01-01

    Examines the attitudes of educators among four groups of Hebrew-speaking Israeli Haredim Jews towards teaching English at the elementary and the high school levels, examining issues of language policy, and gender and age differentiation. (VWL)

  18. Art Teaching: Elementary through Middle School

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    Szekely, George; Bucknam, Julie Alsip

    2011-01-01

    "Art Teaching" speaks to a new generation of art teachers in a changing society and fresh art world. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it presents fundamental theories, principles, creative approaches, and resources for art teaching in elementary through middle-school. Key sections focus on how children make art, why they make art, the unique…

  19. [BOOSTING CITIZENS'AWARENESS: THE ANATOMICAL COLLECTIONS FOR TEACHING PAST AND PRESENT].

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    Vannozzi, Francesca

    2015-01-01

    The challenge of eight museums of the University Museum System of the University of Siena for years has been that of annually offering to Siena schools a course of learning on the themes of science. The learning workshop is articulated in a frontal lesson, followed by a visit of the class in the proponent museum to better expound the chosen theme by the teacher. The fundamental role for such a didactic proposal is sustained by the conserved collections in the museum, used in the past to facilitate the university professor in their lessons, and that continue to show a strong didactic value helping the young student to "enter" in a captivating and easy manner into the world of science. In particular, the Anatomical Museum "L. Comparini" has now organized for some years a course of learning using historical instruments, models in terracotta and wax, plastinates, and tables that consent the operator to confront, with young children, the theme of the history of anatomy and the ways and means for research, formation, and the distribution of the anatomical sciences.

  20. Teaching mathematics in primary school and primary school for adults

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    Nadarević, Vesna

    2011-01-01

    This thesis will compare mathematics teachings in regular elementary school and mathematics teachings in primary schools for adults and adolescents. The substantive work will be divided into two parts, namely a theoretical and empirical parts. In the theoretical part we will present the development of adult education in Slovenia. Afterwards we will specifically define the basic education of adults in one of the educational institutions for a adults and also show how differents is a gr...

  1. Teaching Vocabulary to Senior High School Student

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    张庆梅

    2009-01-01

    This paper deals with methods of teaching vocabulary to high school students. It mainly talks about that vocabulary learning should relate to cultural background, connotative meaning, and social meaning. In order to collect dependable and reasonable result, a survey was conducted in a high school. The result of survey shows that this method is acceptable.

  2. Study on the cohesion and coherence in English teaching between junior middle school and vocational school

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    范佳

    2012-01-01

      English in junior middle school is the basis of English in vocational school. As the current situation of vocational school students' English is unsatisfactory after they graduate from junior middle school and the study on the cohesion and coherence in English teaching between junior middle school and vocational school is a little. According to the current situation,this paper aims to search the ways of connecting junior middle school English teaching and vocational school English teaching. We can find the relationship between junior middle school English teaching and vocational school English teaching and the ways to help the vocational school students learn English wel .

  3. Teaching programming in Python in primary school

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    Prevc, Darja

    2015-01-01

    In this thesis, we present a set of lesson plans with tasks for teaching pupils how to program in Python using the turtle module. The first part discusses the problem of programming in primary schools: we note that programming presents only a small and optional fraction of the elective class about computing. Next we present programming language Python along with characteristics that make it suitable for teaching. We describe its installation and the development environment IDLE. Presentat...

  4. Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle in high school teaching

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    Pinto, Albino Rafael Mesquita; Marques, L.; Ramos, Marta M. D.

    2013-01-01

    In Portuguese high school curricula concepts of quantum physics are taught in the discipline of physics in the 12th year of education. These concepts underlie the functioning of modern nano devices and nanotechnologies, but are difficult to understand by the students of this level of teaching, thus making it necessary the integration of new strategies to facilitate teaching-learning process. In this we show the activities we developed to illustrate the Heisenberg uncertainty relations, ...

  5. English Vocabulary Teaching in High school

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    黄肖容

    2014-01-01

    <正>1.Introduction At present,because of the influence of"the one-sided pursuing of the proportion of students’entering schools of a higher grade",the middle school foreign language teaching stresses on memorizing vocabulary mechanically,and neglects actual practice.Finally the knowledge students have learned can not be applied actively,and they even can not carry on the

  6. The present situation of primary and secondary school English teaching

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    王康竹

    2014-01-01

    With the deepening of new curriculum reform, English teaching activities of primary and secondary school has changed a lot, English teaching is regarded as an important curriculum. Primary and secondary school English teaching in China has obtained certain achievements, but there are stil many problems in actual teaching, which has af ected the quality of teaching, the conventional teaching mode and material is no longer suitable for today's teaching activities, teachers should set out from the actual situation of students, innovative teaching process, to improve the teaching quality and ef iciency. This paper wil introduce the primary and secondary school English teaching process and the commonly used method, then analyze the effect of teaching evaluation standard, the key is to point out the problems existing in teaching and the corresponding solutions.

  7. Resources for Teaching Astronomy in UK Schools

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    Roche, Paul; Newsam, Andy; Roberts, Sarah; Mason, Tom; Baruch, John

    2012-01-01

    This article looks at a selection of resources currently available for use in the teaching of astronomy in UK schools. It is by no means an exhaustive list but it highlights a variety of free resources that can be used in the classroom to help engage students of all ages with astronomy and space science. It also lists several facilities with a…

  8. Team Teaching at Upper Arlington School.

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    Jackson, Annette R.

    1968-01-01

    Team teaching has been used for 4 years in the 10th-grade English classes at Upper Arlington High School near Columbus, Ohio. Units are prepared, presented, and evaluated by teachers working together voluntarily. A 6-day American literature unit introducing Romanticism has been particularly successful. The contrasts between Neoclassicism and…

  9. Teaching Innovation in High School Technology Classes

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    Wright, Geoffrey A.; Skaggs, Paul; West, Richard E.

    2013-01-01

    Innovation is central to modern industry. It can and should be taught in schools. Not only does providing students a background in innovation benefit them later in life and industry, but it also promotes and further develops their critical thinking and collaboration skills. Despite the need for innovation, many have struggled with how to teach it.…

  10. Teaching about Japan in the Elementary School.

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    Cogan, John J.

    1981-01-01

    Focuses on ideas for teaching about Japan which elementary school classroom teachers can use to supplement a textbook unit on Japan. Suggestions are intended to allow for reflection by students on their own culture, as well as the culture of Japan. Topics are children's perceptions of Japan and the Japanese, developing a geographical perspective,…

  11. Teaching for Successful Intelligence Raises School Achievement.

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    Sternberg, Robert J.; Torff, Bruce; Grigorenko, Elena

    1998-01-01

    A "successful intelligence" intervention improved school achievement for a group of 225 ethnically diverse third-graders, both on performance assessments measuring analytical, creative, and practical achievements and on conventional multiple-choice memory assessments. Teaching for triarchic thinking facilitates factual recall, because learning…

  12. Realities of teaching in a multiethnic school

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    Corson, David

    1991-03-01

    New attitudes in education systems to minority languages and cultures are evident in many places. This welcome change in social values presents problems of a new kind for the management of modern schools. This article begins by arguing that the starting point for solving these problems is an understanding of the realities of the cultural community immediately beyond the school's boundaries. It continues by examining two component variables affecting the school's multiethnic reality: the attitudes and professional knowledge that teachers possess relevant to the languages and cultures of the school; and the linguistic and cultural diversity of the children themselves. It recommends that the one comprehensive method for coping with the many unique problems that these factors can introduce into a school is for the staff to develop coherent policies that deliberately set out to solve the multiethnic school's problems. A later section discusses the two major approaches to providing language instruction for children in multiethnic schools: bilingual schooling, which is of special value when there are many culturally different children in large single language/culture groups; and school organisation for second language teaching, which is a partial solution in providing for a diversity of culturally different children in smaller numbers. Discussion covers practices that are already operating successfully in pluralist schools in many places. To suggest how it might be possible to modify and build on the foundations of contemporary schooling to make the school more organic to its cultural community, the article reports a case study of one contemporary innercity school which has made major organisational and curricular changes with considerable success. The article concludes that great advantages can come from well-run multiethnic schools, not just for the institution of education itself. It also suggests that multiethnic schools controlled and run by remote bureaucracies and

  13. Teaching Poetry in Elementary School.

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    Mills, Beth Solow

    Children are drawn to poetry by its rhythm, rhyme, and repetition. A poetry program in the classroom can expand children's language experience, teach listening and speaking skills, and serve as a source of ideas for discussion. One very effective poetry program involves readings, discussions, practice sessions, and recitals. In the first week, a…

  14. Schools Demining Schools: A Global Teach-In.

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    Social Education, 1998

    1998-01-01

    Presents materials related to the United Nations Global Teach-In Project on landmines and their dangers. Includes a set of lessons prepared by the American Forum for Global Education and the UN CyberSchoolBus, e-mail exchanges between students and UN de-mining teams, and contact information for further information on the de-mining campaign. (DSK)

  15. Suggestions for English Culture Teaching in High School

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    Cai Hongjuan

    2016-01-01

    With the implementation of the new High School English Curriculum Standards, more and more people have realized the importance of English culture teaching. To realize the goals of English teaching, teachers should cultivate students' culture awareness and develop their intercultural communicative competence. But in the actual teaching, culture teaching did not get real implementation. So the author puts forwards some suggestions for English culture teaching in high school.

  16. Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics-Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education

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    Batanero, Carmen; Reading, Chris

    2011-01-01

    This book results from the Joint ICMI/IASE Study Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics: Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education. Oriented to analyse the teaching of statistics in school and to recommend improvements in the training of mathematics teachers to encourage success in preparing statistically literate students, the volume provides a picture of the current situation in both the teaching of school statistics and the pre-service education of mathematics teachers. A primary goal of Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics-Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education is to des

  17. Teaching law in medical schools: first, reflect.

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    Campbell, Amy T

    2012-01-01

    Law is now routinely included in the medical school curriculum, often incorporated into bioethics and/or practice of medicine coursework. There seems to lack, however, a systematic understanding of what works in terms of getting across an effective depth and breadth of legal knowledge for medical students - or what such would even look like. Moreover, and more critically, while some literature addresses these what, when, how, and who questions, a more fundamental question is left unanswered: why teach law in medical school? This article suggests a process to reveal a more consensual understanding of this latter question. The author highlights findings and recommendations of some of the leading literature to date related to teaching law in medical schools, and also recent U.K. projects addressing legal teaching in medical schools. Reflecting on these materials and activities, the author suggests that we take a "pause" before we argue for more or different legal topics within the medical curriculum. Before we alter the curricula for more and/or different "law," first, it is critical to have a meaningful, stakeholder-driven, consensus-seeking discussion of the goals of legal education: why do we think it matters that medical students learn about "the law"?

  18. pragmatic failure in middle school english teaching

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    李娟

    2011-01-01

    as a study and research subject,pragmatics investigates the language using and language comprehension in the specific context.after more than twenty years,people have made great progress in it.but because the english learners do not know the social and cultural background of english countries well and cannot comprehend and use english combining together the context.so sometimes they make pragmatic failure when they study or communicate with others.the author finds that the pragmatic failure exists among nearly all the middle school students.while giving an account of pragmatic failures in middle school english teaching,the paper not only classifies the definition of pragmatic failure,but also provides the categories of pragmatic failure,the influence,displaying and causes of pragmatic failure in middle school english teaching.and the author gives the idea that in order to avoid the pragmatic failure during the middle school english teaching; people should cultivate and strengthen the social cultural consciousness.

  19. Teaching Quality across School Settings

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    Cohen, Julie; Brown, Michelle

    2016-01-01

    Districts are increasingly making personnel decisions based on teachers' impact on student-achievement gains and classroom observations. In some schools, however, a teacher's practices and their students' achievement may reflect not just individual but collaborative efforts. In other settings, teachers' instruction benefits less from the insights…

  20. Severe Feeding Problems Secondary to Anatomical Disorders: Effectiveness of Behavioural Treatment in Three School-Aged Children

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    de Moor, Jan; Didden, Robert; Tolboom, Jules

    2005-01-01

    In the present study, behavioural treatment is described of three school-aged children with severe feeding problems caused by (surgically corrected) anatomical disorders of the digestive system. Two children showed food refusal and were tube-fed whereas the third child showed extreme food selectivity. During treatment, shaping, (non)verbal…

  1. The Application of the Interest-oriented Teaching Method in Primary School English Teaching

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    张琴

    2009-01-01

    Nowadays, English is an important way to communicate in modern society. The status of English teaching has been rising rapidly. But the English teaching of primary school still keeps a low level.Therefore, it is urgent for English teachers to arouse and develop pupils’interest in primary school. In this paper, there are some suggestions about how to use the Interest-oriented teaching method in English teaching of primary school.

  2. On Teaching Problem Solving in School Mathematics

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    Erkki Pehkonen

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The article begins with a brief overview of the situation throughout the world regarding problem solving. The activities of the ProMath group are then described, as the purpose of this international research group is to improve mathematics teaching in school. One mathematics teaching method that seems to be functioning in school is the use of open problems (i.e., problem fields. Next we discuss the objectives of the Finnish curriculum that are connected with problem solving. Some examples and research results are taken from a Finnish–Chilean research project that monitors the development of problem-solving skills in third grade pupils. Finally, some ideas on “teacher change” are put forward. It is not possible to change teachers, but only to provide hints for possible change routes: the teachers themselves should work out the ideas and their implementation.

  3. The Analysis on Emotional Education in Vocational School English Teaching

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    兰州职业技术学院 730070

    2015-01-01

    In the time of advancing quality education, emotion education has been paid more and more attention. English teaching is both language teaching progress and emotional communication progress. Therefore, emotional education is extremely important and indispensable in vocational school classroom teaching. However, the current application of vocational school emotional education in English classroom teaching is still relatively weak. Based on the theory of emotional education, this paper attempts to explore the methods and strategies of applying emotional education in vocational school English classroom teaching. It has important theoretical significance on promoting the comprehensive development of the vocational school students, improving English teaching effect, promoting the healthy and sustainable development of the vocational school education, and enriching and developing the emotional teaching psychology and cognitive psychology theory.

  4. The University of Zambia School Teaching Experience: Is It Effective?

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    Peter Chomba Manchishi; David Sani Mwanza

    2014-01-01

    Teaching practice exercises serve the purpose of orienting the teacher into real classroom situations where the novice puts his or her skills into practice. Education students at the University of Zambia (UNZA) go through the school teaching experience after their third year of study. This comes after they have arguably completed enough content and methodology courses to teach. The purpose of this study was to establish the effectiveness of the UNZA school teaching experience. The research in...

  5. On Communicative Teaching in Middle School English Lesson

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    白贵霖; 李转梅

    2001-01-01

    This thesis begins with the important effect of context on language interpretation or communication especially on cross- culture communication. Context covers three classifications that refer to linguistic context,situational context and culture context. This thesis takes contextual teaching of English in middle school as an example to illustrate communicating teaching. It lists out reasons of contextual teaching in middle school, and also mentions of middle school students distinguishing features. According to principles of creating context it points out emphatically how to create context which is further explained by especially appropriate application of context in special classroom teaching, that is, contextual teaching in the four lessons of a unit.

  6. An appraisal of innovation in practical teaching in anatomic pathology - A students’ and teachers’ perspective

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    Wader, Jyotsna V.; Kumbhar, Sujata S.; Deepti V. Mankar

    2014-01-01

    Background: Traditional pathology teaching is teacher-centred with an emphasis on acquiring theoretical knowledge. We, at the Department of Pathology, KIMSU introduced a new practical teaching methodology-“active learning” with emphasis on clinico-pathological correlation-for II year M.B.B.S. students to make pathology learning easy, interactive and clinically relevant. Objective: To evaluate student and tutor perception of the new practical teaching approach introduced in the Department of P...

  7. Teaching Photovoltaics: From Grammar School to Graduate School

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    Ahrenkiel, Richard

    2009-05-01

    Photovoltaics (PV) has certainly become the topic of the times in economic and political circles. I have had the opportunity to teach some aspect of the subject at a wide range of educational levels. I taught a graduate course, as an Adjunct Professor at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM), over the time period from 1990 to 2000. As a consequence of various outreach programs, like those sponsored by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, I have given presentations to audiences ranging from grammar school to high school. I have given another type of presentation to the service clubs like Rotary International and Kiwanis Clubs. Finally, in recent years and the rapid growth of the photovoltaic industry, I have been asked to give a basic presentation to business people with modest technical backgrounds. Each audience presents a different set of challenges and each requires a different type of presentation.

  8. The Production of Anatomical Teaching Resources Using Three-Dimensional (3D) Printing Technology

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    McMenamin, Paul G.; Quayle, Michelle R.; McHenry, Colin R.; Adams, Justin W.

    2014-01-01

    The teaching of anatomy has consistently been the subject of societal controversy, especially in the context of employing cadaveric materials in professional medical and allied health professional training. The reduction in dissection-based teaching in medical and allied health professional training programs has been in part due to the financial…

  9. The Application of the Interest-oriented Teaching Method in Primary School English Teaching

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    张琴

    2009-01-01

    Nowadays, English is an important way to communicate in modem society. The status of English teaching has been rising rapidly. But the English teaelaing of primary school still keeps a low level.Therefore, it is urgent for English teachers to arouse and develop pupils' interest in primary school. In this paper, there are some suggestions about how to use the Interest-oriented teaching meth-od in English teaching of primary school.

  10. Abstract Algebra for Algebra Teaching: Influencing School Mathematics Instruction

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    Wasserman, Nicholas H.

    2016-01-01

    This article explores the potential for aspects of abstract algebra to be influential for the teaching of school algebra (and early algebra). Using national standards for analysis, four primary areas common in school mathematics--and their progression across elementary, middle, and secondary mathematics--where teaching may be transformed by…

  11. The Teaching of English in Colombian Public Secondary Schools.

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    Stansfield, Charles W.

    This study describes and analyzes the state of English teaching in Colombian public secondary schools in 1971. Examined are the present status of the Colombian school system, the English curriculum, the attitudes of English students, and the organizations which contribute to the study of English in Colombia. The methods used to teach the language…

  12. Teaching High School Chemistry as a Second Career

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    Scharberg, Maureen

    2005-01-01

    A Presidential symposium explored strategies for making a successful career transition from a variety of other occupations to teaching high school chemistry. Symposium presenters who had moved to teaching high school chemistry discussed their background and the challenges they faced, providing a unique insight into their experiences as…

  13. The Complexity of Teaching Density in Middle School

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    Hashweh, Maher Z.

    2016-01-01

    Background: Density is difficult to learn and teach in middle schools. This study, hypothesizing that the density concept develops as part of a conceptual system, used a conceptual change approach to teaching density. The approach emphasized the use of multiple strategies to teach the density concept and the associated concepts in the conceptual…

  14. Elementary School Teachers Learning Science Content through Teaching

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    Kinghorn, Brian Edward

    2014-01-01

    SMK and PCK are crucial for effective science teaching, yet the amount of subject matter covered in elementary teacher education programs is limited. This exploratory study of ten elementary school teachers focuses on how teachers learned science content from their teaching practice (including preparing to teach, classroom instruction, and…

  15. Teaching Cell Biology in Primary Schools

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    Francele de Abreu Carlan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Basic concepts of cell biology are essential for scientific literacy. However, because many aspects of cell theory and cell functioning are quite abstract, students experience difficulties understanding them. In this study, we investigated whether diverse teaching resources such as the use of replicas of Leeuwenhoek’s microscope, visualization of cells using an optical microscope, construction of three-dimensional cell models, and reading of a comic book about cells could mitigate the difficulties encountered when teaching cell biology to 8th-grade primary school students. The results suggest that these didactic activities improve students’ ability to learn concrete concepts about cell biology, such as the composition of living beings, growth, and cicatrization. Also, the development of skills was observed, as, for example, the notion of cell size. However, no significant improvements were observed in students’ ability to learn about abstract topics, such as the structures of subcellular organelles and their functions. These results suggest that many students in this age have not yet concluded Piaget’s concrete operational stage, indicating that the concepts required for the significant learning of abstract subjects need to be explored more thoroughly in the process of designing programs that introduce primary school students to cell biology.

  16. The elementary discussion on the context teaching in junior middle school English vocabulary teaching

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    2016-01-01

    vocabulary is the basis of English learning, and it plays a very important role in junior middle school English teaching. The meaning of words often needs to be determined by the context. This paper introduces the context theory and analyzes the application of context in English Vo?cabulary Teaching of junior high school.

  17. Confronting Barriers to Teaching Elementary Science: After-School Science Teaching Experiences for Preservice Teachers

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    Cartwright, Tina; Smith, Suzanne; Hallar, Brittan

    2014-01-01

    This qualitative study examines the transition of eight elementary preservice teachers into student teaching after participating in a science methods course that included a significant amount of teaching after-school science to elementary grade students. These eight participants had a chance to practice teaching inquiry-based science and to reform…

  18. An appraisal of innovation in practical teaching in anatomic pathology - A students’ and teachers’ perspective

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    Jyotsna V. Wader

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Traditional pathology teaching is teacher-centred with an emphasis on acquiring theoretical knowledge. We, at the Department of Pathology, KIMSU introduced a new practical teaching methodology-“active learning” with emphasis on clinico-pathological correlation-for II year M.B.B.S. students to make pathology learning easy, interactive and clinically relevant. Objective: To evaluate student and tutor perception of the new practical teaching approach introduced in the Department of Pathology, KIMSU for II year M.B.B.S. students by analyzing responses to Likert-scale based standardized questionnaires. Methods: A questionnaire-based survey was undertaken in the Department of Pathology, KIMSU in January 2013 among a sample population of 120 students of II M.B.B.S. (2011 batch and 08 tutors (Pathology post-graduate residents who anonymously graded their approval/disapproval for 17 parameters on a structured Likert scale. Data collected was analysed and results recorded.Conclusion:The survey indicated that there were both encouraging aspects- namely, use of audio-visual aids and A4-sized photomicrographs of practical slides, pre-practical briefings, formation of smaller groups for practicals-which were appreciated; and others-namely, the materials/equipment used in teaching and time management during practicals - that need more efforts from both teachers and students to achieve the objective of learning pathology.

  19. British International Schools: The Deployment and Training of Teaching Assistants

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    Tarry, Estelle

    2011-01-01

    This article reports on research carried out on behalf of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) as to the role and deployment of British international school teaching assistants. Through questionnaires and a follow up open discussion with headteachers from British international schools it was found that, due to the differing…

  20. The Application of Situational Teaching Method in China’s Middle School English Teaching

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    2015-01-01

    The Situational Teaching Method in English teaching is a useful teaching method.This method emphasizes the integration of the dynamic process and the life situation,pays great attention to students’ understanding of life and their ability development in an active process,and stimulates their interest from various aspects.In this thesis,by analyzing the theory,function,techniques and application of Situational Teaching Method,I draw the conclusion that Situational Teaching Method is an effective teaching method to improve English education in Chinese middle school.

  1. Understanding the current anatomical competence landscape: Comparing perceptions of program directors, residents, and fourth-year medical students.

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    Fillmore, Erin P; Brokaw, James J; Kochhar, Komal; Nalin, Peter M

    2016-07-01

    A mixed methods survey of fourth-year medical students, resident physicians, and residency program directors at the Indiana University School of Medicine gathered perceptions of anatomical competence-defined as the anatomical education necessary for effective clinical practice. The survey items explored numerous aspects of anatomical competence, including the most effective modes of instruction, perceptions of readiness for clinical practice, and specific suggestions for improving anatomical education during medical school and residency. The response rate was 46% for fourth-year medical students, 47% for residents (as graduates from 137 medical schools), and 71% for program directors. A majority of students and residents reported that their course in Gross Anatomy prepared them well for clinical practice; that cadaveric dissection was important in the early development of their anatomical competence; and that placing a greater emphasis on clinical relevance in medical school would have improved their anatomical competence even further. However, in terms of anatomical preparedness upon entering residency, the program directors rated their residents less prepared than the residents rated themselves. All three groups agreed that there is need for additional opportunities for anatomical educational during medical school and residency. Suggestions for improving anatomical education included the following: providing more opportunities for cadaveric dissection during medical school and residency; more consistent teaching of anatomy for clinical practice; more workshops that review anatomy; and better integration of anatomy with the teaching of other subjects during medical school. Anat Sci Educ 9: 307-318. © 2015 American Association of Anatomists. PMID:26632977

  2. Understanding the current anatomical competence landscape: Comparing perceptions of program directors, residents, and fourth-year medical students.

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    Fillmore, Erin P; Brokaw, James J; Kochhar, Komal; Nalin, Peter M

    2016-07-01

    A mixed methods survey of fourth-year medical students, resident physicians, and residency program directors at the Indiana University School of Medicine gathered perceptions of anatomical competence-defined as the anatomical education necessary for effective clinical practice. The survey items explored numerous aspects of anatomical competence, including the most effective modes of instruction, perceptions of readiness for clinical practice, and specific suggestions for improving anatomical education during medical school and residency. The response rate was 46% for fourth-year medical students, 47% for residents (as graduates from 137 medical schools), and 71% for program directors. A majority of students and residents reported that their course in Gross Anatomy prepared them well for clinical practice; that cadaveric dissection was important in the early development of their anatomical competence; and that placing a greater emphasis on clinical relevance in medical school would have improved their anatomical competence even further. However, in terms of anatomical preparedness upon entering residency, the program directors rated their residents less prepared than the residents rated themselves. All three groups agreed that there is need for additional opportunities for anatomical educational during medical school and residency. Suggestions for improving anatomical education included the following: providing more opportunities for cadaveric dissection during medical school and residency; more consistent teaching of anatomy for clinical practice; more workshops that review anatomy; and better integration of anatomy with the teaching of other subjects during medical school. Anat Sci Educ 9: 307-318. © 2015 American Association of Anatomists.

  3. Intercultural Communication and English- teaching in Niddle School

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    俞萍

    2004-01-01

    Intercultural communication means the communication between native speakers and non- native speakers. And it also means the communication between people with different background in language and culture. Traditional English- teaching in China pays much attention to language teaching but ignores cultural teaching, which, as a result has caused some barriers in our intercultural communication. This article discusses the relations between language and culture, differences between foreign culture and Chinese culture, English- teaching in middle school, and ways or approaches of English- teaching based on intercultural communication.

  4. The University of Zambia School Teaching Experience: Is It Effective?

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    Peter Chomba Manchishi

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Teaching practice exercises serve the purpose of orienting the teacher into real classroom situations where the novice puts his or her skills into practice. Education students at the University of Zambia (UNZA go through the school teaching experience after their third year of study. This comes after they have arguably completed enough content and methodology courses to teach. The purpose of this study was to establish the effectiveness of the UNZA school teaching experience. The research instruments used were interview guides, observation checklists, and focus group discussions. The respondents included 80 serving teachers, 80 student teachers, and 10 head teachers drawn from 10 high schools in the Lusaka District. In addition, 10 lecturers from UNZA were also sampled. The findings revealed that the design and delivery of the UNZA student teaching experience was not effective.

  5. Investigating Your School's Science Teaching and Learning Culture

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    Sato, Mistilina; Bartiromo, Margo; Elko, Susan

    2016-01-01

    The authors report on their work with the Academy for Leadership in Science Instruction, a program targeted to help science teachers promote a science teaching and learning culture in their own schools.

  6. Stars in the teaching of astrophysics at grammar schools.

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    Štefl, V.

    The paper subjects to theoretical analysis the topic "Stars" of the teaching programme of astrophysics at grammar schools. Diagrams express the relations among parameters of stars, sources of energy, structure and evolution of stars.

  7. Perception of Teaching Efficacy by Primary and Secondary School Teachers

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    Gülay Bedir

    2015-01-01

    This research aims to identify how teaching efficacy is perceived by teachers working at state schools. Having a survey model design, this study hosts a total of 678 primary and secondary school teachers -401 females and 277 males- working in the province of Tokat during the academic year of 2013 and 2014. Research data has been collected through teaching efficacy scale consisting of 28 items and 6 sub-dimensions. Analyses have revealed that teachers mostly regard themselves as efficient espe...

  8. The Four Abilities in Middle School English Teaching

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    2014-01-01

    The purpose of middle school English teaching is to improve the students' four skills of listening,speaking,reading and writing,with the base of necessary phonetics,large vocabulary and good grammar.So when you are giving the knowledge to the students,don't forget to teach them all the abilities of the four skills.

  9. A Manual for Teaching English to Junior Middle School Students

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    马晓燕; 郭鸿雁

    2012-01-01

    With the globalization of world economy, English learning becomes popular in every corner of every country. But there are many problems and difficulties in English teaching and learning, especially for the beginners. Therefore, the author of this paper designed this manual foe teaching her future students in junior middle school.

  10. Teaching methods in economics as a school subject at secondary schools

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    Kalinová, Jana

    2012-01-01

    The bachelor's thesis aims on teaching methods. The theoretical part is about economics as a school subject, its content, aims, key competence and about factors that influence a learning process. The major part deals with teaching methods. They are classified in groups according to different criteria. There are also criteria of choosing the teaching methods. The practical part presents results from questionnaires given to students and teachers at secondary commercial schools. The aim is to fi...

  11. Undergraduates Learning to Teach Collaboratively in High School Classrooms

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    Perrodin, D.; Lommen, A.; Douglas, S.; Naylor, C.; Penfield, A.; Schmidt, D.; Zatko, P.

    2011-09-01

    In the spring of 2010, five undergraduates from Franklin & Marshall College conducted visits at J. P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, under the umbrella of the Mid-Atlantic Relativistic Initiative in Education (MARIE). They introduced high school students to advanced topics in astronomy, such as dark matter, gravitational lensing, and cosmology. Not only did the outreach program benefit the high school students who were introduced to "sexy topics" in astronomy, but the undergraduates also gained teaching experience in a high school setting, learning to create lesson plans and to implement teaching techniques that engage students as active learners. They acted as role models for the high school students who were just a few years younger. They learned useful skills such as presenting information clearly and confidently, and with the use of journals they reflected on their teaching practice and shared reflections with the group throughout the semester, learning to become confident and reflective teachers.

  12. What Teachers Want: Supporting Primary School Teachers in Teaching Science

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    Fitzgerald, Angela; Schneider, Katrin

    2013-01-01

    Impending change can provide us with the opportunity to rethink and renew the things that we do. The first phase of the Australian Curriculum implementation offers primary school teachers the chance to examine their approaches to science learning and teaching. This paper focuses on the perceptions of three primary school teachers regarding what…

  13. Using Gesture to Teach Seneca in a Language Nest School

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    Borgia, Melissa Elayne

    2014-01-01

    Seneca elder Sandy Dowdy and her granddaughter Autumn Crouse direct a language nest school for children aged two to five years in a small longhouse-shaped building, "Ganöhsesge:kha:' Hë:nödeyë:sta'":, or the Faithkeepers School, on the Seneca Allegany Territory in upstate New York. They practice immersion teaching and use forms of…

  14. The Teaching of Constitutional Law in American Law Schools.

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    Haimbaugh, George D., Jr.

    1981-01-01

    A survey of the teaching of constitutional law used questionnaires sent to the dean of every law school approved by the Association of American Law Schools or the American Bar Association. Responses describe the basic course, advanced courses and seminars, teachers, goals, and examinations. (MLW)

  15. Central Park East Secondary School: Teaching and Learning through Freire

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    Tyner-Mullings, Alia R.

    2012-01-01

    This article connects the theoretical perspective of Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed with the teaching and learning styles of teachers and students at Central Park East Secondary School (CPESS) in East Harlem, New York. It examines some of the ways the Freireian model has worked within the public school system and considers some of the…

  16. Teaching "Law and Education" Outside the Law School.

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    Simpson, Robert J., Ed.

    A symposium discussion is presented on the topic, "Teaching 'Law and Education' Outside the Law School." The participants were: Walter J. McCann of Harvard Graduate School of Education; E. Edmund Reutter, Jr., of Teachers College of Columbia University; Robert J. Simpson of University of Miami Center for Policy and Law in Education; Tyll Van Geel…

  17. School Gardens: Teaching and Learning outside the Front Door

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    Passy, Rowena

    2014-01-01

    This article reports on two projects: one that investigated the impact of school gardens on primary children's learning and one that is currently exploring the pedagogies involved in teaching children in the garden. The evidence presented suggests that school gardens can be an interesting and effective way of engaging children with learning,…

  18. Middle School Guide for Teaching about Human Rights.

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    Todorov, Karen; And Others

    This is a middle school guide for teaching about human rights prepared for use in the Detroit, Michigan public schools. The guide presents a number of overall goals and specific objectives in the area of human rights. Each objective is paired with corresponding classroom activities and resource materials. Topics of study include equality of race,…

  19. Reflective Teaching Practices in Turkish Primary School Teachers

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    Tok, Sukran; Dolapcioglu, Sevda Dogan

    2013-01-01

    The objective of the study is to explore the prevalence of reflective teaching practices among Turkish primary school teachers. Qualitative and quantitative research methods were used together in the study. The sample was composed of 328 primary school teachers working in 30 primary education institutions in the town of Antakya in the province of…

  20. Early Career Challenges in Secondary School Music Teaching

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    Welch, G.; Purves, R.; Hargreaves, D.; Marshall, N.

    2011-01-01

    The article reports an Economic and Social Research Council-funded study of the early career experiences of secondary school music teachers in England, set within a wider national picture of decreasing age-related pupil engagement with school music, career perceptions of music teaching, variable patterns of teacher recruitment and possible…

  1. Introducing Culture in Secondary School English Teaching

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    张庆月

    2015-01-01

    <正>The status of cultural teaching and the relationship between language teaching and cultural teaching have been an issue of supreme significance.In the past half century,an increasing number of well qualified teachers of foreign languages realized that the culture which is closely related to the target language should be an integrated part of language teaching.Scholars and teachers have reached a consensus that inclusion of culture

  2. THE METHODOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF THE ENGLISH TEACHING IN SECONDARY SCHOOL

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    1999-01-01

    The English Teaching Guideline for the nine-year compulsory education of full-time Sec-ondary school points out that:"the aim of English teaching for secondary school students is to letstudents master the basic knowledge of English language and the prelimanary ability to use Englishby the rutine practice of listening,speaking,reading and writing.To encourage students for deepinterest in the English study,and adaPt themselves to a good habit for further study,and developthe imagination and self-teaching ability."In order to meet the requirement,we must better sev-eral aspects as what should be taught,the timing arrangement,the teaching sequence arrange-ment,the improvement of teaching method in class.Among which,the reforming of teachingmethod is the key step.

  3. Are medical schools hesitant to teach undergraduate students teaching skills? A medical student's critical view.

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    Mileder, Lukas Peter

    2013-01-01

    Junior medical staff provides a large proportion of undergraduate student education. However, despite increasing numbers of resident-as-teacher training programs, junior doctors may still not be sufficiently prepared to teach medical students. Hence, medical schools should consider implementing formal teaching skills training into undergraduate curricula.

  4. Application of Task-based Teaching Approach in Listening Teaching in Middle Schools

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    陈琳

    2015-01-01

    Listening is one of the four basic abilities in English learning. Listening locates the first position of English learning. So it is obvious that listening is the most important part in English learning. In the different kinds of English tests in college, listening comprehension is the absolutely necessary part. In the college entrance examination, the listening comprehension is the first part in the English examination. It's important to finish the listening part well in the exam. However, in the present middle school English teaching, not only the teachers but also the students don't'pay more attention to the listening comprehension. They just take a me-chanical training. The students can't improve their listening ability essentially. This article will analyses the present conditions of English listening teaching in the middle school, and study the basic principles of Task-based teaching approach. And it also try to combine the essential characteristics and principles of task-based teaching approach into listening teaching. Then I will discuss the correct method of listening teaching in middle school English teaching through the experimentation according to the middle school English teaching condition.

  5. Quality improvement teaching at medical school: a student perspective

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    Nair P; Barai I; Prasad S; Gadhvi K

    2016-01-01

    Pooja Nair, Ishani Barai, Sunila Prasad, Karishma Gadhvi Department of Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK Abstract: Guidelines in the UK require all doctors to actively take part in quality improvement. To ease future doctors into the process, formal quality improvement teaching can be delivered during medical school. Keywords: quality improvement, medical school, patient safety, patient satisfaction, medical student, clinical audit

  6. Current Situation and Countermeasures of Rural Primary School English Teaching

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    吴国良

    2014-01-01

    The promotion of rural primary schools in English and open, influenced by many factors, there are many problems, making the rural and urban pupils compared to the poor standard of English is great, even when individual students graduated from elementary school even 26 English letters are read incomplete or pronunciation, this article will explain the status quo and countermeasures of teaching English in primary schools in rural areas.

  7. Quality improvement teaching at medical school: a student perspective

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Pooja Nair, Ishani Barai, Sunila Prasad, Karishma Gadhvi Department of Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK Abstract: Guidelines in the UK require all doctors to actively take part in quality improvement. To ease future doctors into the process, formal quality improvement teaching can be delivered during medical school. Keywords: quality improvement, medical school, patient safety, patient satisfaction, medical student, clinical audit

  8. Teaching Environmentally Sustainable Design in Schools.

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    Gelder, John

    1998-01-01

    Explores three ways students are taught environmentally-sustainable design within an eco-school system: the passive example of the present school premises; the use of architects-in-schools schemes, and student environmental assessments of the school premises. Examples are provided of how each method addresses sustainable design and how they may be…

  9. EARTHTIME: Teaching geochronology to high school students

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    Bookhagen, Britta; Buchwaldt, Robert; McLean, Noah; Rioux, Matthew; Bowring, Samuel

    2010-05-01

    The authors taught an educational module developed as part of the EARTHTIME (www.earth-time.org) outreach initiative to 215 high school students from a Massachusetts (USA) High School as part of an "out-of-school" field trip. The workshop focuses on uranium-lead (U-Pb) dating of zircons and its application to solving a geological problem. The theme of our 2.5-hour module is the timing of the K-T boundary and a discussion of how geochronology can be used to evaluate the two main hypotheses for the cause of the concurrent extinction—the Chicxlub impact and the massive eruption of the Deccan Traps. Activities are divided into three parts: In the first part, the instructors lead hands-on activities demonstrating how rock samples are processed to isolate minerals by their physical properties. Students use different techniques, such as magnetic separation, density separation using non-toxic heavy liquids, and mineral identification with a microscope. We cover all the steps from sampling an outcrop to determining a final age. Students also discuss geologic features relevant to the K-T boundary problem and get the chance to examine basalts, impact melts and meteorites. In the second part, we use a curriculum developed for and available on the EARTHTIME website (http://www.earth-time.org/Lesson_Plan.pdf). The curriculum teaches the science behind uranium-lead dating using tables, graphs, and a geochronology kit. In this module, the students start by exploring the concepts of half-life and exponential decay and graphically solving the isotopic decay equation. Manipulating groups of double-sided chips labeled with U and Pb isotopes reinforces the concept that an age determination depends on the Pb/U ratio, not the absolute number of atoms present. Next, the technique's accuracy despite loss of parent and daughter atoms during analysis, as well as the use of isotopic ratios rather than absolute abundances, is explained with an activity on isotope dilution. Here the students

  10. English Test-teaching in Middle School

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    2013-01-01

    English is a language of communication, and text is a comprehensive material of language learning. So teachers should adopt suitable English text-teaching methods. They ought to transform from the traditional way and pay some attention to language skills. They should tend to cultivate students’ abilities of listening, speaking, reading, and writing through text teaching and learning.

  11. Teaching through Mnemonics in Elementary School Classrooms

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    Waite-McGough, Arianne

    2012-01-01

    Mnemonics and songs are used to help students excel and build are their knowledge in all content areas. This method of teaching and reinforcement of information helps students to commit new information to memory and continue to use this material throughout their lives. Using mnemonics is a lessons way to teach and make the classroom a unique…

  12. A BALANCED APPROACH TO TEXT-TEACHING IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS

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    1999-01-01

    This paper examines the approach used by middle school teachers to teaching texts and argues against thetraditional practice of exploiting texts just to teach grammar and vocabulary.A more balanced approach ispresented,involving all four-language skills,concentrating on output as well as input,and training stu-dents to extract relevant information from texts,making them more efficient readers.

  13. VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT FOR THE SUBJECT TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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    Karla Elizabeth Barrera-del Castillo

    2015-01-01

    In this work is described the proposal of a model of semi-presence educational intervention for the subject, "Teaching of Mathematics in basic education", corresponding to the fourth semester of Special Education Bachelor's Degree, Plan 2004, of the Specializing Teaching School of the State of Sinaloa (ENEES), that attend the desirable characteristics of the graduates in the effective and efficient use of the technological tools, disciplinary competences, collaborative work and digital compet...

  14. The Comparison of Learning Radiographic Extraoral Anatomic Landmarks through Lecture and blended method(Computer-Assisted teaching and Lecture:An interventional Study

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    T ahmine Razi

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: One of the main problems in learning extraoral radiographic anatomic indexes is the long interval between presentation of radiology and human anatomy courses, resulting in forgetting anatomic regions. Therefore, radiographic indexes are formed as complete abstract and transient images in students’ minds; as a result, their learning and retention decrease. The aim of this study was to compare lecture with combination of computer-assisted learning and lecture of extra-oral radiographic landmarks among dental students. Methods: This interventional study was carried out in 2009 on 51 dental students of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. Students were randomly allocated into two groups. The first group was taught through a teaching method which involved lectures in the classroom. In the second group, a CD was given to the students. The teaching was accomplished through presentation using skull. Six months after finishing the teaching, both groups took a similar test for evaluation of long term learning. The data was analyzed by SPSS 16 using U Mann-Whitney test. Results: There was no significant differences in the mean scores between the two groups in the first exam after teaching (P=0.13, yet it was significant in the second exam (regarding retention (P=0.006, and average of non-traditional teaching method group (20.89±10.23 was higher than that of lecture group (13.48±6.39. Conclusion: Based on the results, non-traditional technique of teaching was not more effective than the lecture in short-term learning but in longterm learning, non-traditional technique was more effective than the lecture.

  15. Techniques of reading and speaking teaching in vocational school

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    2016-01-01

    The students have learned English in the middle school, They learned the skills of reading writing listening and speaking. But of the four skills, speaking is usually the poorest for the students of learning English in China, most of students are lack of reading ,they learned English just for exam, but in vocational school, reading is the skill that the students will be judged upon . A lots of problems exist in the English teaching especially in the teaching of reading. In this paper, the importance and methods of reading will be further discussed.

  16. Physics teaching in the medical schools of Taiwan.

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    Hsu, Jiann-wien; Hsu, Roy

    2012-02-01

    We describe and analyze the statistics of general physics and laboratory courses in the medical schools of Taiwan. We explore the development of the general physics curriculum for medical students of Taiwan. Also, an approach to designing a general physics course in combination with its application to medical sciences is proposed. We hope this preliminary study can provide a useful reference for physics colleagues in the medical schools of Taiwan to revolutionize the dynamics of teaching physics to the medical students of Taiwan.

  17. Teaching Practices from America's Best Urban Schools: A Guide for School and Classroom Leaders

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    Johnson, Joseph F., Jr.; Perez, Lynne G.; Uline, Cynthia L.

    2013-01-01

    Discover the teaching practices that make the biggest difference in student performance! This practical, research-based book gives principals, teachers, and school administrators a direct, inside look at instructional practices from top award-winning urban schools. The authors provide detailed examples and analyses of these practices, and…

  18. The Employment of Pop Culture in Middle School English Language Teaching

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    杨才英

    2007-01-01

    Nowadays,culture teaching is more emphasized in language teaching. But less attention is paid to the influence of pop culture in language teaching. The important role of pop culture in middle school English language teaching will be discussed in this thesis through its correlation with some factors in English language teaching.

  19. Constructing the Cosmopolitan Subject: Teaching Secondary School Literature in Singapore

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    Poon, Angelia Mui Cheng

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses the ambitious educational reforms of the Singapore government in response to the challenges of globalization vis-a-vis the specific issues arising from the case of teaching Literature in secondary schools. It shows how the Singapore state is invested in a particular view of globalization and argues how recent scholarly moves…

  20. Computer Use by School Teachers in Teaching-Learning Process

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    Bhalla, Jyoti

    2013-01-01

    Developing countries have a responsibility not merely to provide computers for schools, but also to foster a habit of infusing a variety of ways in which computers can be integrated in teaching-learning amongst the end users of these tools. Earlier researches lacked a systematic study of the manner and the extent of computer-use by teachers. The…

  1. Teaching Middle School Social Studies: Who is at Risk?

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    Field, Sherry L.; Wilhelm, Ron; Nickell, Pat; Culligan, John; Sparks, Jan

    2001-01-01

    Focuses on the problem in labeling children "at risk" because it may be detrimental to their futures. Provides examples of two middle school social studies teachers who have adapted their teaching to meet the needs of all classroom learners by getting to know each student personally. (CMK)

  2. Discussion on teaching English songs in primary school

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    康小辉

    2016-01-01

    English is a foreign language for the pupils in primary school in China.There are giant differences between English and our mother tongue——Chinese, and we don't have the real situation for the English study,which makes it more difficult.Primary school is the key stage of gaining a language,and the result depends on their interest during the learning,to a large extent.As we know, pupils like singing and dancing ,they're lively and active, easy to shift attention,and has great capability to imitate. Songs are popping,easy to pronounce and recite,lively and active,which correspond with the pupil's cognition characteristic and the law of somatopsychic development.Furthermore,they enrich the teaching,provoke the interests,memory new knowledge,break through teaching difficult points.This essay mainly discusses about the application of English songs in the primary school teaching,also,I will share with you some experiences of teaching English songs in a primary school for six years.

  3. QULITY EDUCATION IN ENGLISH TEACHING IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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    李学弟

    2009-01-01

    Quality education may contain more and need higher standard with the nation-wide practice of the new curriculum in senior high school.As teachers of senior English,we should try to study the new curriculum to improve the students' overall quality and the efficiency of English teaching

  4. Preparing Teachers to Teach Robotics in Primary Schools

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    Slangen, Lou; Keulen, Hanno van; Gravemeijer, Koeno

    2011-01-01

    We are in the process of preparing a teaching experiment on robotics in primary schools. In relation to this, we investigate in this paper whether it is possible to prepare teachers adequately to implement the intended pedagogy with the help of an in-service teacher education course that we develope

  5. Eratosthenes' Teachings with a Globe in a School Yard

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    Bozic, Mirjana; Ducloy, Martial

    2008-01-01

    A globe, in a school or university yard, which simulates the Earth's orientation in space, could be a very useful and helpful device for teaching physics, geometry, astronomy and the history of science. It would be very useful for science education to utilize the forthcoming International Year of the Planet Earth 2008 and the International Year of…

  6. Teaching about Islam in Secondary Schools: Curricular and Pedagogical Considerations

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    Moore, James R.

    2006-01-01

    Current demographic trends are contributing to a rapid increase in religious, racial, and ethnic diversity in the United States. This article provides a rationale for teaching about religious diversity, particularly Islam, in public schools and the vital role religion has played in American history. The article provides readers with important…

  7. The Application of Communicative Approach in High School English Teaching

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    Zhang; Xiaomin

    2015-01-01

    This article will give a brief illustration of the application of communicative approach in high school English teaching(speaking,reading and listening).The purpose of communicative approach is to help students learn English knowledge,evaluate students’ communicative competence.

  8. The Application of Communicative Approach in High School English Teaching

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    张晓敏

    2015-01-01

    This article will give a brief illustration of the application of communicative approach in high school English teaching(speaking,reading and listening).The purpose of communicative approach is to help students learn English knowledge,evaluate students' communicative competence.

  9. Application of Communicative Approach in High School English Teaching

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    段静

    2009-01-01

    In recent decades, More and more linguistic teachers have accepted communicative approach and have become more concerned for the effectiveness of classroom teaching. CLT has exerted its importances and advantages in China.This paper will focus on the application of CLT in specific classrooms of Middle School through the recognization of the significance of CLT.

  10. Teaching Young Children How to Sing: One School's Experience

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    Kenney, Susan

    2011-01-01

    In many schools, classroom teachers are responsible for the music experiences of young children. Children may learn songs, but may not learn "how" to sing. This article outlines simple teaching strategies to help young children develop listening and vocal habits leading to beautiful singing. The article discusses how the kindergarten classes at…

  11. Teaching Problem Solving in Secondary School Mathematics Classrooms

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    Lam, Toh Tin; Guan, Tay Eng; Seng, Quek Khiok; Hoong, Leong Yew; Choon, Toh Pee; Him, Ho Foo; Jaguthsing, Dindyal

    2014-01-01

    This paper reports an innovative approach to teaching problem solving in secondary school mathematics classrooms based on a specifically designed problem-solving module.This approach adopts the science practical paradigm and rides on the works of Polya and Schoenfeld in order to give greater emphasis to the problem solving processes. We report the…

  12. On the Legal Issues of Teaching Evolution in Public Schools

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    Hermann, Ronald S.

    2013-01-01

    In order to effectively teach evolution to all students, even those resistant to learning evolution, science teachers may question the extent to which religion can legally be discussed in the public high school science classroom. Evolution is taught from a variety of approaches, each of which has legal implications. Four approaches to teaching…

  13. Social Studies: Middle School Guide for Teaching about Human Rights.

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    Todorov, Karen; And Others

    Implementation of the 10 major goals and various objectives of the Detroit (Michigan) curriculum for teaching middle school students about human rights is done through a number of activities and resources. Each of the lessons is structured around one of the major goals and provides objectives, learner outcomes, activities, and resources. An…

  14. Teaching Electromagnetism to High-School Students Using Particle Accelerators

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    Sinflorio, D. A.; Fonseca, P.; Coelho, L. F. S.; Santos, A. C. F.

    2006-01-01

    In this article we describe two simple experiments using an ion accelerator as an aid to the teaching of electromagnetism to high-school students. This is part of a programme developed by a Brazilian State funding agency (FAPERJ) which aims to help scientifically minded students take their first steps in research.

  15. Intercultural Awareness in Rural Title 1 Elementary School Teaching Practices

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    Leventhal, Mary Wilson

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to examine cultural dissonance between teachers and students with its implications for student achievement in a rural Title 1 elementary school. Most U.S. teachers share a White, monolingual, middle-class, female teaching culture that is a mismatch with their increasingly multicultural student population. That problem…

  16. Elementary School Teachers and Teaching with Technology

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    Varol, Filiz

    2013-01-01

    This study aims to identify the relationship between elementary school teachers' ICT engagement with their attitudes towards technology. To this end, one hundred elementary school students were asked to fill out questionnaires related to their ICT knowledge, usage, and attitude towards technology. The results show that teachers' ICT…

  17. Meeting the Challenge of Middle School Teaching.

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    Gerber, Timothy

    1992-01-01

    Suggests that successful middle school music teachers are those who are liked by students and who expect good behavior and reasonable effort. Discusses drug abuse, intellectual underdevelopment, and other problems faced by today's adolescent students. Recommends restructuring middle schools to address student needs, improving teacher education,…

  18. Impact of University Lecturers' Intervention in School Math Teaching

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    2016-05-01

    Some schools in the neighbourhood of Sefako MakgathoHealth Sciences University (SMU) in South Africa persistentlyyielded poor mathematics results in the past years. Thiswas of concern since maths is the main subject for manyopportunities, including admissiontoSMUstudy programmes.Some SMU maths lecturers partnered with local schools toprepare the students in these schools. The aimwas to improvemaths teaching and matric maths results. The teachers wereassisted with maths concepts of most difficulty. This articledescribes the initiatives by some academics of SMU in achievingthis.

  19. Teaching planetary sciences to elementary school teachers: Programs that work

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    Lebofsky, Larry A.; Lebofsky, Nancy R.

    1993-01-01

    Planetary sciences can be used to introduce students to the natural world which is a part of their lives. Even children in an urban environment are aware of such phenomena as day and night, shadows, and the seasons. It is a science that transcends cultures, has been prominent in the news in recent years, and can generate excitement in young minds as no other science can. Planetary sciences also provides a useful tool for understanding other sciences and mathematics, and for developing problem solving skills which are important in our technological world. However, only 15 percent of elementary school teachers feel very well qualified to teach earth/space science, while better than 80 percent feel well qualified to teach reading; many teachers avoid teaching science; very little time is actually spent teaching science in the elementary school: 19 minutes per day in K-3 and 38 minutes per day in 4-6. While very little science is taught in elementary and middle school, earth/space science is taught at the elementary level in less than half of the states. It was pointed out that science is not generally given high priority by either teachers or school districts, and is certainly not considered on a par with language arts and mathematics. Therefore, in order to teach science to our youth, we must empower our teachers, making them familiar and comfortable with existing materials. In our earlier workshops, several of our teachers taught in classrooms where the majority of the students were Hispanic (over 90 percent). However, few space sciences materials existed in Spanish. Therefore, most of our materials could not be used effectively in the classroom. To address this issue, NASA materials were translated into Spanish and a series of workshops for bilingual classroom teachers from Tucson and surrounding cities was conducted. Our space sciences workshops and our bilingual classroom workshops and how they address the needs of elementary school teachers in Arizona are

  20. Applied Linguistics and Primary School Teaching

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    Ellis, Sue, Ed.; McCartney, Elspeth, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    Modern primary teachers must adapt literacy programmes and ensure efficient learning for all. They must also support children with language and literacy difficulties, children learning English as an additional language and possibly teach a modern foreign language. To do this effectively, they need to understand the applied linguistics research…

  1. 牙体解剖学实习教学改革初探%The preliminary implementation of the teaching reforms in the dental anatomic practice

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    刘建彰; 王磊; 朱明太; 张丽君

    2010-01-01

    本文初步探讨了牙体解剖学实习教学的方法及其效果.通过引导思考、"强调目的"的教学方式,使学生由浅入深地积极思考各种操作目的、各种牙体解剖结构的作用,以及这些结构是如何与生理功能相互作用而实现其功能的,使学生养成"知其然更知其所以然"的习惯.这样,既有助于学生更加深入地理解牙体解剖结构的特点和作用,又能够将学生所掌握的解剖学理论知识引向口腔生理学等学科,初步建立口腔医学的学习思路.结果表明,上述教学方法的改革提高了教学质量,其效果得到了学生的肯定.%This article discussed the teaching methods and its effects of the dental anatomic practice. Through questions, stressing objective, students acquired the main points of the dental anatomic practice, and got deeply knowledge of physiological functions of the dental anatomy. The students mastered this subject quite fast and easy. The most important, they could get natural transition to the study of the oral physiology et al. Based upon above teaching reform, teaching effects were appraised by the students,and teaching quality was improved.

  2. Teaching Competencies of Students Practice Teaching at Elementary Schools and Kindergartens

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    Nur Fatimah

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to describe the teaching competencies of English Education students practising at elementary schools and kindergartens based on the teacher supervisors’ view. The teaching competencies include the students’ competence on writing the lesson plan and their competence on practice teaching. To reach the objectives of the study, the researcher collected the data by distributing a questionnaire to the supervisors at schools. There were 41 schools consisting of TK ABA, SD Muhammadiyah, SD Negeri located in Yogyakarta (24, Sleman (1 and Bantul (16. The questionnaire used was based on the official assessment form published by Indonesian government for teacher’s certification. It contains some indicators of teaching competence, it uses Likert scales ranging from 1 to 5. The criteria are as follows: 1 = very poor, 2 = poor, 3 = rather poor, 4 = good, and 5 = excellent. The data were taken from proportionally random sampling of the supervisors. From the total number of 103 teacher supervisors, the researcher distributed 61 questionnaires. The supervisors represented the ones from different educational backgrounds. The findings show the following results. The competence of English Education students in composing the lesson plan, according to the teacher supervisors, is classified good (actual mean = 3.858, SD = 0.685, ideal mean = 3, ideal SD = 0.750. Further, their competence on practice teaching is also good (actual mean = 3.867, SD = 0.688, ideal mean = 3, ideal SD = 0.966. The two aspects of composing the lesson plan to improve are teaching material organization and the completeness of assessment instrument. The other two aspects to improve in teaching practice are contextual teaching and learning and class management.

  3. Who's Teaching What in High School Physics?

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    White, Susan; Tyler, John

    2015-01-01

    During the 2012-13 school year, approximately 27,000 teachers taught at least one physics course in a U.S. high school. About one-third of those teachers have earned a degree in physics or physics education; the vast majority of the others have earned degrees in a variety of other science fields. About 53,000 physics classes were taught, ranging…

  4. Elementary school level design and technology teaching by experiential at wind indicator example

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    Trček, Jasna

    2014-01-01

    Thesis target group are pre- and in-service primary school teachers. We wish to encourage them to use the experiential teaching. Work covers inductive teaching methods, its history and features. Experiential teaching its pioneers, principles, phases and methods are presented in detail. It is further used for teaching purpose of engineering education at elementary school level. Environmental science and design and technology curriculums were examined for the degree of experiential teaching use...

  5. 医学人文教育融入人体解剖学教学的思考%Thought on anatomical teaching combining with medical humanities education

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    钟震亚; 田国忠; 李艳君; 扈清云; 赵振富; 杨宇

    2009-01-01

    本文分析了当前人体解剖学教学过程中的"医学人文缺乏症";指出人体解剖学与医学人文学源远流长、互促共荣,人体形态就是解剖学与艺术的高度统一,人体解剖学不仅是医学生的入门课程,也是医学人文精神教育的课堂,人体解剖学教学有机地融入医学人文教育势在必行;并就融入式医学人文教育的内容进行了探讨.%In this paper the poverty of medical humanities in current anatomical teaching was analyzed.There wag a long history for anatomy and medical humanities to promote mutually and develop in common.The configuration of human body is the hish unity of anatomy and art.Anatomy was not only the first academic course but also the basis of medical humanities education for medical students,thus it was imperative to combine the anatomical teaching course with the medical humanities education organically and the contents of the education were also discussed.

  6. INTEGRATIVE CURRICULUM IN TEACHING SCIENCE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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    Dr. Ibrahim,

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to develop a curriculum for teaching science in the Integrative Science in elementary school, as well as foster an attitude wise on students to the cultural values that are integrated. Implementation of integrative curriculum is expected to drive the implementation of the curriculum of characters that are beneficial to the students, such as: understanding and mastery of teaching materials, the growth of the student's personal attitude toward wise on religious values and culture of Aceh are integrated. The main objective While the schools prepare learning device or media integrative learning curriculum for elementary schools as a guideline for teachers. Curriculum development method consists of three phases: (1 the initial assessment phase, (2 design phase, (3 the implementation phase. As for assessing the quality of the curriculum is an integrative manner stare validity, practical, and effective in implementation in the thematic learning in primary school. The results are found to exist Integrative Curriculum device and its components are valid for use by teachers in the learning process of primary school students.is to implement integrative values of Islamic Shari'a in thematic learning in elementary school as expected by parents guardians and community. The teacher's role in implementing character education, which provides guidance and examples in the learning process so that there is a change in attitude to the students.

  7. Knowledge for teaching secondary school mathematics: what counts?

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    Goos, Merrilyn

    2013-10-01

    This article discusses key issues surrounding the nature and development of professional knowledge for effective teaching of mathematics, especially at the secondary school level. In the education research community it is generally accepted that teachers need more than knowledge of the content they will teach; an additional construct, pedagogical content knowledge, has been proposed to describe the knowledge teachers need in order to make the content comprehensible to learners. Studies demonstrate that mathematical content knowledge (MCK) and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) predict students' mathematics achievement gains, and that PCK has the greater influence on achievement. However, the relationship between these two types of knowledge, and how their development might be influenced by studying university level mathematics, remains unclear. The article reports on an Australian study of the knowledge for teaching mathematics of prospective secondary school teachers, which found that MCK is a statistically significant predictor of PCK, and vice versa, although in each case only a small proportion of the variance in the outcome variable was explained. A higher level of prior mathematical experience was also associated with higher levels of MCK, but not PCK. These results suggest that although university level study of mathematics may be beneficial in developing secondary school MCK, it does not have a significant influence on PCK and is therefore inadequate, on its own, for preparing effective teachers of secondary school mathematics.

  8. Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute Teaching Program for Young Children. [Prescriptive Teaching Program for Multiply Handicapped Nursery School Children].

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    LaCrosse, Edward; And Others

    The prescriptive teaching program for multiply handicapped nursery school children is presented in three manuals: prescriptive teaching, integration of prescriptions into classroom activities; and equipment and materials. Given in the prescriptive teaching manual are directions for assessing a child's strengths and weaknesses in functioning on a…

  9. Learning to teach science for social justice in urban schools

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    Vora, Purvi

    This study looks at how beginner teachers learn to teach science for social justice in urban schools. The research questions are: (1) what views do beginner teachers hold about teaching science for social justice in urban schools? (2) How do beginner teachers' views about teaching science for social justice develop as part of their learning? In looking at teacher learning, I take a situative perspective that defines learning as increased participation in a community of practice. I use the case study methodology with five teacher participants as the individual units of analysis. In measuring participation, I draw from mathematics education literature that offers three domains of professional practice: Content, pedagogy and professional identity. In addition, I focus on agency as an important component of increased participation from a social justice perspective. My findings reveal two main tensions that arose as teachers considered what it meant to teach science from a social justice perspective: (1) Culturally responsive teaching vs. "real" science and (2) Teaching science as a political act. In negotiating these tensions, teachers drew on a variety of pedagogical and conceptual tools offered in USE that focused on issues of equity, access, place-based pedagogy, student agency, ownership and culture as a toolkit. Further, in looking at how the five participants negotiated these tensions in practice, I describe four variables that either afforded or constrained teacher agency and consequently the development of their own identity and role as socially just educators. These four variables are: (1) Accessing and activating social, human and cultural capital, (2) reconceptualizing culturally responsive pedagogical tools, (3) views of urban youth and (4) context of participation. This study has implications for understanding the dialectical relationship between agency and social justice identity for beginner teachers who are learning how to teach for social justice. Also

  10. Teaching Information Ethics to High School Students

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    Lehman, Kathy

    2009-01-01

    The new AASL standards clearly spell out ethical responsibilities, which school librarians strive to instill and model as they work with staff and students. In this article, the author presents the AASL standards together with some tips and lesson ideas which she and her library partner have put into practice within their library media program.

  11. Teaching about Japan in Secondary Schools.

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    Richardson, Helen W.

    1981-01-01

    Suggests that a good starting point for social studies curriculum units on Japan at the secondary school level is an analysis of the interrelationships between Japan and the United States. Information is presented on population figures, industrialization, standard of living indicators, consumer price indexes, and crude birth and death rates for…

  12. Technology integrated teaching in Malaysian schools: GIS, a SWOT analysis

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    Habibah Lateh, vasugiammai muniandy

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Geographical Information System (GIS has been introduced and widely used in schools in various countries. The year 1990 onwards, the implementation of GIS in schools showed an increase. This is due to the drastic changes and reforms in the education system. Even though the name GIS suits well to the Geography subject, but it is widely integrated in various subjects such as History, Chemistry, Physics and Science. In Malaysia, GIS is common in fields such as risk management, architecture, town planning and municipal department. Anyhow, it is still unknown in the school education system. Even upper secondary students are not familiar with GIS. The Ministry of Education in Malaysia has been continuously reforming the education towards the aim of creating a society based on economic fundamentals and knowledge. The Master Plan for Educational Development with the aim of developing individual potential with well-integrated and balanced education is already on field. Recently, Malaysia invested 18 % of the annual national budget towards upgrading its education system. The computer in education program started in 1999. Three hundred and twenty two schools were chosen as ‘break a way’ from conventional teaching method towards technology integrated teaching. Projects such as New Primary School Curriculum (KBSR, Integrated Secondary School Curriculum (KBSM, Smart School Project, School Access Centre were introduced constantly. Teacher as the cogwheel of innovations in schools were given courses in aim to develop their ICT knowledge and skill. To this date, the technology integration in subjects is not equal and it disperses through subjects. Geography is one of the ‘dry’ subjects in schools with less technology which is not preferable among students. Geographical Information System (GIS is foremost the best Geographical Information Technology (GIT to be implied in geography subject. In Malaysian Education System, GIS is still exposed just in papers

  13. Burnout in Prospective Elementary School Teachers: Is It Related to Reasons for Choosing the Elementary School Teaching Major, Beliefs about the Teaching Career and Satisfaction with the Choice?

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    Dundar, Sahin

    2014-01-01

    The present study was carried out to examine the relationships between elementary school teacher candidates' motivations for choosing the teaching profession, beliefs about the teaching profession, satisfaction with the choice, and burnout. The study was carried out with 171 senior elementary school teacher candidates at one public university…

  14. The Study of English Teaching Methods in Secondary Vocational School Based on the Role Letter's Therapy

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    吕政凤

    2013-01-01

    Secondary vocational school students is different from ordinary high school students and university students ,especially in the aspect of English teaching and learning .In view of the special career orientation of secondary vocational school education. English teaching methods in secondary vocational schools should have more practical and targeted. Used the Role Letter ’s Thera-py in English teaching can help students develop interest in learning English and learning initiative consciousness. In this paper I will talk about the important of the Role Letter's Therapy in English teaching of Secondary vocational school ,and how to use it.

  15. Emotions and elementary school science teaching: Postmodernism in practice

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    Zembylas, Michalinos

    This is an ethnographic study about an elementary school teacher's emotions in her science teaching and pedagogy. This study is an interdisciplinary account of emotions in teaching and draws both methodologically and theoretically from a variety of disciplines: philosophy, sociology, psychology, anthropology, cultural studies and feminist studies. The account developed here is based on my understanding of the role of one teacher's (Catherine) emotions in her classroom life for three years. I describe my approach in terms of what I call emotional genealogies of teaching; referring to an account of the events, objects, persons and their relationships that are present or absent in the realization of emotions, and the ways that these emotions are experienced in relation to the self (individual reality), the others (social interactions) and the world in general (sociopolitical context). Applied to my study, an emotional genealogy of Catherine's science teaching seeks not to trace the gradual evolution of her emotions but to record the singularity of various events that make some emotions present and others absent. My study shows how certain emotions are constructed in the science classroom and how they are transformed over the years (as mediated by values, philosophies, beliefs and so on). Catherine's emotions in science teaching is a "history of the present," a history of her emotions' "presences and absences" in her daffy interactions with her students, parents and administrators in the context of the science classroom. This work raises important questions that go beyond the meaning and interpretation of teachers' emotions: How can teachers' emotions become a legitimate topic in (science) education as well as in efforts for science curricular reform? Further, how can educational institutions (universities and schools) and elementary school science teachers themselves support their personal and professional emotional growth?

  16. Investigating High School Teachers’ Belief Regarding Teaching Grammar

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    Farahian, Majid

    2011-01-01

    Although there is an ever increasing interest in the issue of teacher belief systems in mainstream education studies, the beliefs of EFL teachers, especially Iranian teachers‟, about grammar and the influence of such beliefs on their instruction remain relatively unexplored. The present study seeks to examine high school teachers‟ belief regarding teaching grammar. To do so a grammar belief questionnaire and an interview were administered. The result showed that although teachers were compell...

  17. Studies on Listening Strategies and Teaching in Middle School

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    普天秀

    2013-01-01

    As one of the most important parts in English learning, listening provides people the way to learn a language. However the current situation is that listening is one of middle students'weaknesses in English learning;based on this situation this article will concentrate on the strategies on listening teaching and try to find effective methods in improving students' ability in listening in middle school.

  18. GIMP - creation of teaching materials for elementary school

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    2009-01-01

    The goal of this Diploma thesis is to create suitable materials that could be used by teachers teaching the program GIMP at elementary schools. GIMP graphic editor is an open source program released under the GPL licence and is used for raster graphics tool. Its quality is comparable to many other similar top graphic editors that, contrary to GIMP, are not for free.

  19. Creating Crisis: How California's Teaching Policies Aggravate Racial Inequalities in Public Schools.

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    Keleher, Terry; Piana, Libero Della; Fata, Manijeh Gonzalez

    This report outlines problems in California's public school teaching force, from training to recruitment to retention. It describes who currently teaches, notes the lack of minority teachers in an increasingly diverse student population, and examines pathways to teaching and barriers to certification. It details the teaching crisis in the state's…

  20. On the Application of Task-based Language Teaching in Junior High School English Classes

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    2015-01-01

    Task-based Language Teaching was put forward in 1980s.The present paper aims to make a brief introduction about task-based language teaching approach and investigate the application of task-based language teaching approach in junior high school English classes in order to make it better adapt to the development of English teaching in China.

  1. Generalist Teachers' Self-Efficacy in Primary School Music Teaching

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    de Vries, Peter

    2013-01-01

    This qualitative study focuses on the music teaching experiences of five Australian generalist primary school teachers in their third year of teaching. The aim was to identify these teachers' current practices in teaching music, in particular their self-efficacy in relation to teaching music. A narrative inquiry methodology was employed,…

  2. A One-Year Study of the Development of Co-Teaching in Four Finnish Schools

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    Takala, Marjatta; Uusitalo-Malmivaara, Lotta

    2012-01-01

    In this follow-up study, development of co-teaching was studied in four different schools in Helsinki, Finland. Teachers, altogether 54, 51 and 26, respectively, responded to an electronic questionnaire three times during one year. The attitudes towards co-teaching were positive although the frequency of co-teaching remained low. Co-teaching was…

  3. Teaching Science in the Primary School: Surveying Teacher Wellbeing and Planning for Survival

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    Morgan, Anne-Marie

    2012-01-01

    A teacher-researcher in a primary school setting surveyed the middle years' teachers of her school and those in the local science hub group, to determine their confidence and satisfaction levels in relation to teaching science. Her results confirm feelings of inadequacy and reluctance to teach Science, but also indicate ways that schools can…

  4. Cultural Relay in Early Childhood Education: Methods of Teaching School Behavior to Low-Income Children

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    Smith, Stephanie C.

    2012-01-01

    There is a distinct class difference in the way that children are taught school behavior. Teachers in affluent schools use more implicit teaching techniques while teachers of low-income children are more explicit in their teaching of behavior. This stems largely from the alignment of the home culture of middle class children to school behavior and…

  5. Learning to Teach in Urban Schools: The Transition from Preparation to Practice

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    Hollins, Etta R.

    2011-01-01

    This book is about the transition from teacher "preparation" to teaching "practice" in urban school settings. It provides a clear presentation of the challenges, resources, and opportunities for learning to teach in urban schools; examples of the experiences, perceptions, and practices of teachers who are effective in urban schools and those who…

  6. Teaching for Social Justice and Equity in Small Urban High Schools: Challenges and Possibilities

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    Dorman, Elizabeth Hope

    2012-01-01

    In this study, I explore the role of the "small schools" context on the development and learning of two first-year urban high school teachers with respect to equity-focused teaching. Analysis points to specific ways in which the small schools context fostered teaching for social justice: strong student-teacher relationships, interdisciplinary…

  7. Professional Development and the Teaching Schools Experiment in England: Leadership Challenges in an Alliance's First Year

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    Dowling, Simon

    2016-01-01

    This article reports findings from the first year of a longitudinal, mixed-methods case study of a large teaching school alliance in England. This national initiative is intended to drive improvement at system level by grouping schools around formally designated teaching schools. These "alliances" work collaboratively to share learning,…

  8. How New Technologies Have (and Have Not) Changed Teaching and Learning in Schools

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    Halverson, Richard; Smith, Annette

    2010-01-01

    Information technologies have reshaped teaching and learning in schools, but often not in ways anticipated by technology proponents. This paper proposes a contrast between technologies for learning and technologies for learners to explain how technologies influence teaching and learning in and out of schools. Schools have made significant use of…

  9. Effects of Gender on Teachers' Perceptions of School Environment, Teaching Efficacy, Stress and Job Satisfaction

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    Tran, Van Dat

    2015-01-01

    This study investigates how teachers' perceptions of school environment factors, teaching efficacy, teacher stress and job satisfaction, and to determine whether gender was a differentiating factor. A total of 387 Vietnamese junior high school teachers completed one questionnaire for four sections about school-level environment, teaching efficacy,…

  10. An experience of teaching bioethics at secondary schools in Karachi.

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    Khan, Mahjabeen

    2013-01-01

    Bioethics is the "critical analysis of emerging moral issues in health". The term was first used to refer to "the moral problems of the life sciences encompassing medicine, biology, environment, population and social sciences". Teaching bioethics is complex and challenging within multi-system educational program as in Pakistan for secondary schools. The objectives are difficult as bioethics teaching require changes in knowledge, skills and attitudes along with strong improvement in moral reasoning. The objectives of the study were to teach bioethics and evaluate comprehension and skills of ethical reasoning in students of secondary school in Karachi. This was a quasi-experimental study conducted in two schools (public and private-sector) of Karachi from January 2007 to December 2009. This was a preliminary study and used simple random sampling to recruit one hundred and ten students. The qualitative analysis of comprehension and skills were evaluated on numeric scales. The study found higher comprehension and skills level in females (66%) compared to male students during class-room sessions. PMID:23286632

  11. Application of Information Technologies in Teaching Physics Theme "Electric Current in Gases" at School

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    Glasinskas, Rolandas

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of this work was to investigate teaching possibilities of the theme “Electric Current in Gases” in the course of Physics for secondary schools while using Information Technologies and their influence on teaching/learning process.

  12. Teaching Astronomy from Elementary School to University

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    Amorim, V.; Pereira, M. G.; Liberato, M. L. R.; Caramelo, L.; Amraoui, M.; Alencoão, A. M.; Reis, A.

    2009-04-01

    Earth sciences are included in both elementary and secondary education school curricula in Portugal because it increases students' skills concerning living in planet Earth. Astronomy concepts and laws are learned to provide a global understanding of the constitution and characterization of the universe, the solar system and the position of Earth in these systems. The Earth in Space theme comprises: the universe (scale measurements and characterization); the solar system (origin, constitution, orientation, dimension and characterization); the Earth in the solar system (movements and forces); and the Earth (shape and constitution). Interaction processes between the Sun, the Earth and the Moon, (e.g. earth position, explanation of day and night, reason for the seasons, phases of the moon) are also studied. It is aimed that the students learn to monitor and to register the observations. In this sense, besides the use of planetarium and field observations using telescopes we also propose the use of internet and simulation software. Our experience reveals that software dynamics studies and online exploitation techniques improve student outcomes since they provide the opportunity for students to develop their own mental models. All these resources collectively seem to provide an appropriate creative environment for students. For these reasons, we are working with elementary and secondary school teachers. We firmly believe that it is more likely to result in a gradual progress in their practices, in the curricula and in long-term improvements in students' outcomes.

  13. High School Physical Educators' Beliefs about Teaching Differently Abled Students in an Urban Public School District

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    Hersman, Bethany L.; Hodge, Samuel R.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine general physical education (GPE) teachers' beliefs about teaching differently abled students in inclusive classes.The participants were 5 GPE teachers from a large urban school district. The research method was explanatory multiple-case study situated in planned behavior theory. Data were gathered using a…

  14. Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School A Companion to School Experience

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    2010-01-01

    What is the role of mathematics in the secondary classroom? What is expected of a would-be maths teacher? How is mathematics best taught and learnt? This book combines theory and practice to present a broad introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching mathematics in the modern secondary school classroom

  15. School System (Re)design: Developing Educational Infrastructures to Support School Leadership and Teaching Practice

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    Hopkins, Megan; Woulfin, Sarah L.

    2015-01-01

    A central challenge for local education agencies (i.e., school districts in the United States) undergoing reform is to design systems that facilitate instructional improvement. At the core of these systems are educational infrastructures that bolster capacity building efforts and support teaching and leadership practices. Our goal for this special…

  16. Science school and culture school: improving the efficiency of high school science teaching in a system of mass science education.

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    Charlton, Bruce G

    2006-01-01

    Educational expansion in western countries has been achieved mainly by adding years to full-time education; however, this process has probably reduced efficiency. Sooner or later, efficiency must improve, with a greater educational attainment per year. Future societies will probably wish more people to study science throughout high school (aged c. 11-19 years) and the first college degree. 'Science' may be defined as any abstract, systematic and research-based discipline: including mathematics, statistics and the natural sciences, economics, music theory, linguistics, and the conceptual or quantitative social sciences. Since formal teaching is usually necessary to learn science, science education should be regarded as the core function of high schools. One standard way to improve efficiency is the 'division of labour', with increased specialization of function. Modern schools are already specialized: teachers are specialized according to age-group taught, subject matter expertise, and administrative responsibilities. School students are stratified by age and academic aptitude. I propose a further institutional division of school function between science education, and cultural education (including education in arts, sports, ethics, social interaction and good citizenship). Existing schools might split into 'science school' and 'culture school', reflected in distinct buildings and zones, separate administrative structures, and the recruitment of differently-specialized teaching personnel. Science school would be distinguished by its focus on education in disciplines which promote abstract systematic cognition. All students would spend some part of each day (how much would depend on their aptitude and motivation) in the 'science school'; experiencing a traditional-style, didactic, disciplined and rigorous academic education. The remainder of the students' time at school would be spent in the cultural division, which would focus on broader aspects, and aim to generate

  17. Science school and culture school: improving the efficiency of high school science teaching in a system of mass science education.

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    Charlton, Bruce G

    2006-01-01

    Educational expansion in western countries has been achieved mainly by adding years to full-time education; however, this process has probably reduced efficiency. Sooner or later, efficiency must improve, with a greater educational attainment per year. Future societies will probably wish more people to study science throughout high school (aged c. 11-19 years) and the first college degree. 'Science' may be defined as any abstract, systematic and research-based discipline: including mathematics, statistics and the natural sciences, economics, music theory, linguistics, and the conceptual or quantitative social sciences. Since formal teaching is usually necessary to learn science, science education should be regarded as the core function of high schools. One standard way to improve efficiency is the 'division of labour', with increased specialization of function. Modern schools are already specialized: teachers are specialized according to age-group taught, subject matter expertise, and administrative responsibilities. School students are stratified by age and academic aptitude. I propose a further institutional division of school function between science education, and cultural education (including education in arts, sports, ethics, social interaction and good citizenship). Existing schools might split into 'science school' and 'culture school', reflected in distinct buildings and zones, separate administrative structures, and the recruitment of differently-specialized teaching personnel. Science school would be distinguished by its focus on education in disciplines which promote abstract systematic cognition. All students would spend some part of each day (how much would depend on their aptitude and motivation) in the 'science school'; experiencing a traditional-style, didactic, disciplined and rigorous academic education. The remainder of the students' time at school would be spent in the cultural division, which would focus on broader aspects, and aim to generate

  18. TEACHING, COEXISTENCE AND ATTENDANCE AT A TECHNOLOGICAL HIGH SCHOOL

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    Leticia Carranza-Peña

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This article, which stems from ethnographic research, shows the importance of faculty intervention in the classroom setting in encouraging student attendance. Our findings indicate that the habitus the educator establishes can either encourage youth to continue their studies, or lead them to drop out, thus placing them at risk of addictions, illegal activities, unemployment or low-paid jobs. The Pedagogy of Hope therefore provides an option for effecting large-scale changes in personal, school, family, community and socio-economic conditions. The paper’s conclusions include providing training to teaching faculties on coexistence issues; ensuring coordination between school and family, and emphasizing an integral approach to education as means of promoting school attendance.

  19. The higher school teaching staff professional development system creation on the adaptive management principles

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    Borova T.A.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with theoretical analysis of the higher school teaching staff professional development system creation on the adaptive management principles. It is determined the background and components of the higher school teaching staff professional development adaptive management system. It is specified the mechanisms for higher school teaching staff professional development adaptive management: monitoring and coaching. It is shown their place in the higher school teaching staff professional development system on the adaptive management principles. The results of the system efficiency are singled out.

  20. The diversification of English Phonetic Teaching Strategies in Primary Schools

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    田欢利

    2014-01-01

    目前,大部分小学生都不喜欢学习英语国际音标,认为他即枯燥,又难学;并且老师们也认为英语语音在小学阶段的教学很困难。但是,小学生有很强的可塑性,小学阶段也是学生英语语音学习和发展的关键时期。因此,我们有必要重视小学阶段英语语音的教学。本文主要从音标小故事、游戏、绕口令和现代教学手段等方面来探究小学英语语音的多样化教学策略。%At present, most of the pupils think that the International Phonetic Alphabet is boring and hard to understand and learn. At the same time, most of the teachers believe that International Phonetic Alphabet is hard to teach in primary schools. But,primary school children have the strongest plasticity during that period and primary stage is an important period of the children’s English phonetic development. As a result, it is necessary for us to stress the importance of phonetic teaching in primary schools, and investigate the phonetic teaching and learning strategies in primary schools.

  1. A Study of the Teaching and Learning of English Grammar in the Chinese Junior Secondary School

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    2010-01-01

    The main aim of this thesis is to investigate how the English grammar teaching and learning is carried out in junior secondary school in China, and the role of grammar teaching as the EFL in the general studies’ foundation course. To satisfy this aim, we will further explore four different areas: 1. the teaching methods suggested by the Chinese curriculum and syllabus; 2. the textbooks used to teach English language; 3. the teachers’ attitudes towards teaching grammar; 4. the actu...

  2. A Discussion of the Application of Communicative Language Teaching to English Teaching in Vocational Schools in China

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    樊文霞

    2015-01-01

    Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) has become a driving force in English Language Teaching programs in most parts of the world.It is based on the assumption that students can more easily develop language skills if the language is related to their lives and if they are given sufficient opportunity to practice them with their peers.This approach considers communicative competence as its goal of teaching.In this paper,the author tries to explore the application of Communicative Language Teaching to English teaching in vocational schools in China.To begin with,the author gives a brief introduction to Communicative Language Teaching and vocational education in China,followed by the theoretical framework.Then,the application of CLT to English teaching in vocational schools in China is elaborated in detail.Finally,the author gets the conclusion that English teaching in vocational schools must consider training students' communicative competence as its final target and a difficulty is noted by the author in terms of applying CLT to English teaching in vocational schools in China.

  3. A Discussion of the Application of Communicative Language Teaching to English Teaching in Vocational Schools in China

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    樊文霞

    2015-01-01

    Communicative Language Teaching(CLT) has become a driving force in English Language Teaching programs in most parts of the world.It is based on the assumption that students can more easily develop language skills if the language is related to their lives and if they are given sufficient opportunity to practice them with their peers.This approach considers communicative competence as its goal of teaching.In this paper,the author tries to explore the application of Communicative Language Teaching to English teaching in vocational schools in China.To begin with,the author gives a brief introduction to Communicative Language Teaching and vocational education in China,followed by the theoretical framework.Then,the application of CLT to English teaching in vocational schools in China is elaborated in detail.Finally,the author gets the conclusion that English teaching in vocational schools must consider training students’ communicative competence as its final target and a difficulty is noted by the author in terms of applying CLT to English teaching in vocational schools in China.

  4. The Effectiveness of the Constant Time Delay Procedure in Teaching Pre-School Academic Skills to Children with Developmental Disabilities in a Small Group Teaching Arrangement

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    Aldemir, Ozgul; Gursel, Oguz

    2014-01-01

    Children with developmental disabilities are trained using different teaching arrangements. One of these arrangements is called small-group teaching. It has been ascertained that a small-group teaching arrangement is more effective than a one-to-one teaching arrangement. In that sense, teaching academic skills to pre-school children in small-group…

  5. Teaching quality counts: how student outcomes relate to quality of teaching in private and public schools in India

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    Singh, Renu; Sarkar, Sudipa

    2012-01-01

    This mixed-methods paper investigates whether the ‘private school premium’, as manifested in student learning outcomes, is the result of better-quality teaching in private schools. Using school-, community- and household-level data from the Young Lives longitudinal study in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India, this paper makes a detailed comparison of 227 government and private schools attended by the children in the sample. The results from our regression analysis suggest that privatel...

  6. Perspectives for vertebrology teaching development in higher medical schools

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    Norkin I.A.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with the issues on improving the efficiency of vertebrology teaching in specialist training at pre-and postgraduate stages. Modern epidemiologic trends for spine traumas and diseases form the increasing interest to the problems of care and prevention of the considered pathology and define the necessity of single-skilled specialists training. Developing vertebrology into a separate discipline that is studied at medical universities at both pre- and postgraduate stages is one of the topic issues for higher medical schools where the search of effective ways of its realization is stressed.

  7. A Learning Algorithm based on High School Teaching Wisdom

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    2010-01-01

    A learning algorithm based on primary school teaching and learning is presented. The methodology is to continuously evaluate a student and to give them training on the examples for which they repeatedly fail, until, they can correctly answer all types of questions. This incremental learning procedure produces better learning curves by demanding the student to optimally dedicate their learning time on the failed examples. When used in machine learning, the algorithm is found to train a machine on a data with maximum variance in the feature space so that the generalization ability of the network improves. The algorithm has interesting applications in data mining, model evaluations and rare objects discovery.

  8. Teaching Socio-Scientific Issues (SSI) in Takhar Province, Afghanistan : Methods of Teaching SSI inUpper Secondary Schools

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    Sahin, Safiullah

    2013-01-01

    Teaching Socio-scientific issues (SSI) has been identified as an important factor for improving students’ scientific literacy, argumentation, critical thinking, students learning interests and achievement. However, to what extent SSI is included in science teaching, how it is taught (by which methods) and if it is perceived important by teachers is unknown in an Afghan context. Hence, the general aim of this study was to investigate what methods of teaching SSI upper secondary school science ...

  9. Teach for America, Relay Graduate School, and the Charter School Networks: The Making of a Parallel Education Structure

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    Mungal, Angus Shiva

    2016-01-01

    In New York City, a partnership between Teach For America (TFA), the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), the Relay Graduate School of Education (Relay), and three charter school networks produced a "parallel education structure" within the public school system. Driving the partnership and the parallel education structure are…

  10. Agricultural Teacher Perceptions of School Components as Motivational Factors to Continue Teaching and Demotivational Factors to Discontinue Teaching

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    Rice, Joshua E.; LaVergne, Douglas D.; Gartin, Stacy A.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to analyze agricultural education teachers' attitudes toward selected school components as motivational factors to continue teaching and demotivational factors to discontinue teaching. Using a mail questionnaire, the researchers employed a census study of agricultural education teachers in West Virginia (N = 90).…

  11. High School Students' Perceptions of Teaching and Their Intention to Choose Teaching as a Profession

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    Cruz, Crystal

    2013-01-01

    This study was conducted to (a) explore high achieving high school students' perceptions of the teaching profession, (b) examine the influence of these perceptions on intentions to teach, and (c) test a recruitment suite of tools to determine the effectiveness of recruitment messaging and strategies. The Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB)…

  12. Teaching or Service?: The Site-Based Realities of Teach for America Teachers in Poor, Urban Schools

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    Veltri, Barbara Torre

    2008-01-01

    "Business Week" and "Fortune Magazine" suggest that Teach for America (TFA) is a beneficial postgraduation option for corps members, who teach for a finite commitment in low-socioeconomic status urban school districts. This longitudinal qualitative study examines the complex issues that surround TFA through the voices of TFA corps members,…

  13. Learning to teach upper primary school algebra: changes to teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching functional thinking

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    Wilkie, Karina J.

    2016-06-01

    A key aspect of learning algebra in the middle years of schooling is exploring the functional relationship between two variables: noticing and generalising the relationship, and expressing it mathematically. This article describes research on the professional learning of upper primary school teachers for developing their students' functional thinking through pattern generalisation. This aspect of algebra learning has been explicitly brought to the attention of upper primary teachers in the recently introduced Australian curriculum. Ten practising teachers participated over 1 year in a design-based research project involving a sequence of geometric pattern generalisation lessons with their classes. Initial and final survey responses and teachers' interactions in regular meetings and lessons were analysed from cognitive and situated perspectives on professional learning, using a theoretical model for the different types of knowledge needed for teaching mathematics. The teachers demonstrated an increase in certain aspects of their mathematical knowledge for teaching algebra as well as some residual issues. Implications for the professional learning of practising and pre-service teachers to develop their mathematics knowledge for teaching functional thinking, and challenges with operationalising knowledge categories for field-based research are presented.

  14. Effect of Case Studies on Primary School Teaching Students' Attitudes toward Chemistry Lesson

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    Ayyildiz, Yildizay; Tarhan, Leman

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of case studies on Primary School Teaching students' attitudes toward chemistry lesson. The study was conducted on 63 freshmen from Department of Primary School Teaching at a university in Turkey. The students were taught using case studies about the subjects of Properties and States of…

  15. Science That Matters: Exploring Science Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools

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    Fitzgerald, Angela; Smith, Kathy

    2016-01-01

    To help support primary school students to better understand why science matters, teachers must first be supported to teach science in ways that matter. In moving to this point, this paper identifies the dilemmas and tensions primary school teachers face in the teaching of science. The balance is then readdressed through a research-based…

  16. Trends of development of the methodical system of teaching physics in high schools of Kazakhstan

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    2012-01-01

    This article examines trends in the development of methodical teaching of physics in high school the Republic of Kazakhstan with the information of the learning process. The article indicates the value of methodical teaching of physics in high school as one of the factors of increasing the level of education students, the formation of professional competence.

  17. MORE STRESS SHOULD BE LAID ON READING IN MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHING IN CHINA

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    2001-01-01

    The State Education Commission’s Senior English Syllabus(1993) (SETS) stipulates precisely that English teaching shouldplace a primary emphasis on cultivating students’ reading ability.However, it seems most middle school English teachers cannotsee its value. This article will argue that it is essential to high-light reading in middle school English teaching and it also offerssome suggestions for doing so.

  18. From Attitudes to Practice: Utilising Inclusive Teaching Strategies in Kenyan Primary Schools

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    Elder, Brent C.; Damiani, Michelle L.; Oswago, Benson O.

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence of Kenyan primary school teachers using inclusive teaching strategies in a rural setting with many known barriers to the development of a sustainable inclusive education system. This qualitative study examines teachers' uses of inclusive teaching strategies in primary schools following a series of…

  19. Prospective High School Physics Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching Practices: From Traditionalist to Constructivist

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    Demirci, Neset

    2015-01-01

    The main aim of this study was to determine the teaching practices of prospective high school physics teachers with respect to their preference for teaching as a traditionalist or as a constructivist. To study the beliefs of prospective high school physics teachers on this subject, firstly, the Teacher Belief Survey was administered to 135…

  20. Teaching High School Chemistry in the Context of Pharmacology Helps Both Teachers and Students Learn

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    Schwartz-Bloom, Rochelle D.; Halpin, Myra J.; Reiter, Jerome P.

    2011-01-01

    Few studies demonstrate the impact of teaching chemistry embedded in a context that has relevance to high school students. We build upon our prior work showing that pharmacology topics (i.e., drugs), which are inherently interesting to high school students, provide a useful context for teaching chemistry and biology. In those studies, teachers…

  1. Improving Communicative Ability in English Task-based Teaching in senior high school

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    熊洁

    2016-01-01

    Language is an important means of human communication. More and more people have realized that improving the English communicative competence, especially oral English communicative ability is very important. However, the senior high school students’ oral English communicative competence is not optimistic. This paper analyzes the problems existing in the high school students’ communication based on the study of the task-based teaching theory. Task-based teaching method gradually popularized in the high school English classroom teaching due to its emphasis on the change of students’ learning style and the way of teachers’ teaching.

  2. English Teaching Strategies Research——Based on the Vocational High School Art Students’ Learning Style

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    Sun; Jianxia

    2014-01-01

    Diagnosing learners’ learning style is meaningful for "student一centered" teaching mode and individualized teaching.But the teaching strategies based on the students’ learning style should gain the same attention.Seldom do researchers regard vocational high school art students as their subjects.Using Reid’s Perceptual Learning Style Survey as the research instrument, this paper viewed vocational high school art students as the subjects; the purpose is to find some effective strategies to teach art students of vocational high school well.

  3. English Teaching Strategies Research--Based on the Vocational High School Art Students’Learning Style

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    Sun Jianxia

    2014-01-01

    Diagnosing learners' learning style is meaningful for “student-centered” teaching mode and individualized teaching.But the teaching strategies based on the students' learning style should gain the same attention.Seldom do researchers regard vocational high school art students as their subjects.Using Reid’s Perceptual Learning Style Survey as the research instrument, this paper viewed vocational high school art students as the subjects;the purpose is to find some effective strategies to teach art students of vocational high school well.

  4. Needs Analysis in the Exploitation of School-based HVE Teaching Materials

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    CHEN Xiao

    2015-01-01

    Exploitation of School-based HVE(Higher Vocational English) teaching materials must take needs analysis theory as the breakthrough point. This thesis attempts to make up a new exploiting rationale of School-based HVE teaching materials and a needs analysis framework is figured out to be applied to the exploitation for Non-English Majors. According to the theoretical framework, comprehensive needs of School-based HVE teaching materials are mainly described from three aspects: HV(Higher Vocational) students’occupational demands, HV school’s exploitation demands, and HVE teaching-and-learning demands.

  5. Randomized Controlled Trial of Teaching Methods: Do Classroom Experiments Improve Economic Education in High Schools?

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    Eisenkopf, Gerald; Sulser, Pascal A.

    2016-01-01

    The authors present results from a comprehensive field experiment at Swiss high schools in which they compare the effectiveness of teaching methods in economics. They randomly assigned classes into an experimental and a conventional teaching group, or a control group that received no specific instruction. Both teaching treatments improve economic…

  6. Teaching Acoustic Properties of Materials in Secondary School: Testing Sound Insulators

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    Hernandez, M. I.; Couso, D.; Pinto, R.

    2011-01-01

    Teaching the acoustic properties of materials is a good way to teach physics concepts, extending them into the technological arena related to materials science. This article describes an innovative approach for teaching sound and acoustics in combination with sound insulating materials in secondary school (15-16-year-old students). Concerning the…

  7. Problems and Resolutions in the Practice of Project Teaching in Higher Vocational Schools

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    Sheng, Zhichong; Tan, Jianhua

    2011-01-01

    Recently, there has been a hot discussion on project teaching theory among many higher vocational schools; however the practice of project teaching is still in the beginning period. Hence, many problems appear in project lead. This paper aims to analyze the existing problems in the practice of project teaching and also raise some resolutions.

  8. An Evaluation Study on the Educational Value of Teaching Practicum in Secondary Schools

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    Baek, Sun-Geun; Ham, Eun Hye

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the educational value of teaching practicum in secondary schools. For this purpose, on the basis of literature review and interviews, three evaluation criteria for measuring educational value of teaching practicum are constructed as follows: (1) practical teaching competence, (2) readiness for teacher, and…

  9. How to Improve Current Situation of the Communicative Approach in High School EFL Teaching

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    张丽芳

    2009-01-01

    The Communicative Approach has been used in EFL teaching of China for years; but still there are some problems centers around it when it is applied in high school English teaching. This paper explores the current situation of the Communicative Approach in Chinese high school EFL teaching by first looking at a simple case study, and then some suggestions are given as to how to improve this situation.

  10. Using crocodile physics software to design virtual experiments in physics teaching at schools (Vietnam

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    Le Thang N.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Physics is an experiment science, therefore, to uphold teaching quality of physics at schools, the quality of using experiments, first, need to be improved. However, with a limited time, such experiments have not always been carried and not always be as successful as expected. Hence, application of information technology and communication in teaching is of significance. In this article we introduction using crocodile physics software to design virtual experiments in physics teaching at schools.

  11. Using crocodile physics software to design virtual experiments in physics teaching at schools (Vietnam)

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    Le Thang N.

    2014-01-01

    Physics is an experiment science, therefore, to uphold teaching quality of physics at schools, the quality of using experiments, first, need to be improved. However, with a limited time, such experiments have not always been carried and not always be as successful as expected. Hence, application of information technology and communication in teaching is of significance. In this article we introduction using crocodile physics software to design virtual experiments in physics teaching at schools.

  12. PROGRAMMING IS GOOD FOR CHILDREN? A CRITICAL VIEW ABOUT TEACHING PROGRAMMING IN SCHOOLS

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This article presents reflections on teaching programming in schools and the positive and negative impact of this new methodology today. The study also discusses the initiatives relating to teaching programming in schools, considering also the opinion of experts on the subject. The following questions are addressed: Is it good for children to learn to program computers in schools? Can all people learn to program computers? What is the importance of learning for today's society? The pros and cons regarding teaching programming in schools will be discussed in search of answers to these questions.

  13. Relationships between school support, school facilities, ICT culture and mathematics teachers' attitudes towards ICT in teaching and learning

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    Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd; Bakar, Kamariah Abu; Ismail, Rohayati

    2012-05-01

    Information communication Technology (ICT) has been a major influence in the Malaysian Education System, especially in the teaching of mathematics. Since 2003, the Malaysian Ministry of Education has provided incentives to mathematics teacher to motivate them to use ICT using English as the medium of instruction, during the teaching and learning process. However, there are barriers that prevented mathematics teachers from using ICT in the classrooms. This study is to determine factors that influenced the attitudes of Malaysian Mathematic Teachers in integrating ICT in their teaching and learning. One hundred ninety one mathematics teachers were randomly selected for the purpose of this study. The three factors investigated were school support, school facilities and school culture which had been selected to be correlated with teachers' attitudes towards integrating ICT in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Findings showed that significant positive relationships existed between teachers' attitudes toward integrating ICT in the teaching and learning and school support, school facilities and ICT culture and This finding indicated that, in order to develop teachers' attitudes in using ICT during their teaching and learning process, they needed support from the school principals and also their colleagues. Apart from that, school facilities and also ICT culture were also found to be essential.

  14. Mathematics Education in Secondary School in Afghanistan : Teachers’ View and Practices on Teaching Problem Solving

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    Halimi, Nargis

    2013-01-01

    Although Mathematics is seen as one of the most important knowledge and school subject, it is believed that math teaching in school is very much of abstract nature and does not promote critical and analytical thinking skills. I was supposed to do a research about problem solving approaches in afghan schools, in Kabul city. So three points were very important to know: teachers’ points of view about mathematic knowledge and problem solving approaches, teachers practice while they teach problems...

  15. On the Reciting Teaching of Grade 3 in Rural Senior High School

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    王梅

    2015-01-01

    <正>In recent years,many students enrolled by rural senior high schools cannot do well in their studies because of the limitation of the geographical environment and poor teaching conditions.The writer has being worked many years in rural senior high school and made constant efforts to research on how to improve the English teaching and learning in rural senior high school.In

  16. TEACHERS’ AND STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF MOTIVATIONAL TEACHING STRATEGIES IN AN INDONESIAN HIGH SCHOOL CONTEXT

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    Sri Puji Astuti

    2013-01-01

    The primary purpose of this multiple case study is to explore teachers’ and learners’ perceptions of motivational teaching strategies. The data were obtained from two schools in a small town in West Sumatra, Indonesia; one is from an international standard high school and the other is from a local high school. This study is underpinned by Dornyei's (2001) work on motivational teaching practice which consists of four phases on how a teacher motivates students in a language learning classroom, ...

  17. The complexity of teaching density in middle school

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    Hashweh, Maher Z.

    2016-01-01

    Background: Density is difficult to learn and teach in middle schools. This study, hypothesizing that the density concept develops as part of a conceptual system, used a conceptual change approach to teaching density. The approach emphasized the use of multiple strategies to teach the density concept and the associated concepts in the conceptual system. Purpose: This study assessed post-instructional understanding of different aspects of density in a sample of seventh grade students, examined the effectiveness of the multi-dimensional approach in teaching density, investigated the relations between prior student characteristics and their post-instructional understanding, and investigated if the concept of density develops as part of a conceptual system. Program description: In the first part of the study, student understanding of density was assessed in regular classrooms. In the second part, the investigator and a science teacher co-taught the density unit over a two-week period emphasizing relations between density, mass, volume, part-whole relations, and a scientific particulate conception of matter. A conceptual change approach was used which emphasized multiple representations of knowledge and the use of analogies. Sample: The sample in regular classes consisted of 1645 seventh graders in 51 schools in the West Bank, Palestine. The intervention group consisted of 29 students in one school. Design and methods: The post-instructional understanding of density in 51 regularly taught classrooms was assessed in the first part of the study using a pencil-and paper test. In the second part, a pre-test was used with the intervention group. Students in both parts of the study took the same post-test. Descriptive statistics were calculated to describe student performance. Comparison between pre-test and post-test performance of students in the intervention group was conducted using t-test and ANOVA. Correlations between pre-test sub-scores and post-test scores for

  18. ICT implementation and school leadership: Case studies of ICT integration in teaching and learning

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    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government launched a five-year ICT strategy in schools in late 1998. This paper reports the findings of the analysis on models of change in 18 schools striving to integrate the use of ICT in teaching and learning across the school curriculum. The study shows that the strategy adopted by a school in instituting such change and the resulting variation of pedagogical practices using ICT is strongly dependent on the school leaders’ vision and und...

  19. Assessing Teaching Effectiveness of the English Grammar Teacher in Public Senior High Schools within the Cape Coast Metropolis Using the Quality Teaching Model

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    Atta-Asamoah, Obed; Emefa Doe, Jennifer; Narh Tekpetey, Victor; Hepzibah Amprofi Boham, Eunice

    2014-01-01

    The focus of this study was to assess the teaching effectiveness of English Grammar teachers in public Senior High Schools within the Cape Coast Metropolis using the Quality Teaching Model. It sought to ascertain how appropriately the three dimensions of the Quality Teaching Model are addressed in the teaching and assessment practices of the…

  20. Co-Teaching and Team Teaching: Promising Opportunities for Supporting Novice Special Education Teachers within the School Culture. Induction Insights. Supporting Special Education Teachers-Administrators [AII-10

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    National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010

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    A collaborative school context can support novice special education teachers. Co-teaching and team teaching represent collaborative opportunities that can counteract the historic isolation of special education teachers. Co-teaching and team teaching--the focus of this Brief--also have the potential for supporting novice teacher socialization in…

  1. An Analysis of Task -based Language Teaching in Junior Middle School English Reading%An Analysis of Task-based Language Teaching in Junior Middle School English Reading

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    杨娟

    2016-01-01

    The goal of the new English curriculum standards is not just to enhance the ability of using language but also to arrive at a higher reading lev-el.This means that English teachers need change timely teaching methods to improve the existing situation of English reading teaching .The purpose of the research is not only to explore how to arouse students' interest in reading but to explore some practical and effective teaching methods to improve teaching effectiveness in the future junior middle school English reading lesson.

  2. Influences on anatomical knowledge: The complete arguments

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    Bergman, E.M.; Verheijen, I.W.; Scherpbier, A.J.J.A.; Vleuten, C.P.M. van der; Bruin, A.B. De

    2014-01-01

    Eight factors are claimed to have a negative influence on anatomical knowledge of medical students: (1) teaching by nonmedically qualified teachers, (2) the absence of a core anatomy curriculum, (3) decreased use of dissection as a teaching tool, (4) lack of teaching anatomy in context, (5) integrat

  3. Patterns of Teaching Style and Active Teaching: Do They Differ across Subjects in Low and High Performing Primary Schools in Kenya?

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    Ngware, Moses W.; Mutisya, Maurice; Oketch, Moses

    2012-01-01

    This paper focuses on the patterns of teaching styles and active teaching across subjects and between low and high performing schools in an attempt to examine what accounts for differences in performance between schools which are within the same locality. It uses data collected in 72 primary schools spread across six districts in Kenya. Video…

  4. How is the approach to teaching at secondary school related to first-year university achievement?

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    Torenbeek, Marjolein; Jansen, Ellen P. W. A.; Hofman, W. H. Adriaan

    2011-01-01

    The study presented here is an elaboration on recent educational effectiveness research focusing on long-term school effects. Central in this study is the approach to teaching at secondary schools and its relation to student perception of the fit between school and university and 1st-year academic a

  5. Designing, Teaching, and Evaluating a Unit on Symmetry and Crystallography in the High School Classroom

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    Grove, Nathaniel P.; Collins, David J.; Lopez, Joseph J.; Bretz, Stacey Lowery; Zhou, Hong-Cai; Guerin, Nathan P.

    2009-01-01

    An innovative teaching and research partnership was developed in collaboration with public high school chemistry teachers from the Talawanda (Ohio) School District and faculty, staff, and students from Miami University. With the involvement of high school teachers, chemistry faculty, postdoctoral associates, and several graduate and undergraduate…

  6. Instructional Leadership, Teaching Quality and Student Achievement Suggestive Evidence from Three Urban School Districts

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    Quint, Janet C.; Akey, Theresa M.; Rappaport, Shelley; Willner, Cynthia J.

    2007-01-01

    The Instructional Leadership Study provides suggestive evidence that providing instruction-related professional development to school principals can improve teaching and learning in their schools. The study examines a theory of school change articulated by the Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. The IFL provides technical…

  7. The Effect of Explicit Teaching of Comprehension Strategies on Reading Comprehension in Elementary School

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    Atkins, James Grant

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    This study investigated the effect of explicit teaching of comprehension strategies on the comprehension performance of elementary school students. Two schools with similar demographics, including a significant proportion of students at risk for reading failure, participated in the study. One school utilized an explicit comprehension strategy…

  8. Values Education: Why the Teaching of Values in Schools Is Necessary, but Not Sufficient

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    Etherington, Matthew

    2013-01-01

    In recent years, a growing demand by educators, governments, and the community for the teaching of values in public schools has led to the implementation of values education. As acknowledged by the 2010 Living Skills Values Education Program, values education is an essential part of schooling. In the public school system, there have been attempts…

  9. An Assessment of the Use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Teaching Geography in Singapore Schools

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    Yap, Lee Yong; Tan, Geok Chin Ivy; Zhu, Xuan; Wettasinghe, Marissa C.

    2008-01-01

    In 1998, geographical information systems (GIS) were introduced to secondary schools in Singapore as a tool for teaching geography at the secondary and junior college levels. However, general observations and feedback from school teachers suggested that only a small number of secondary schools and junior colleges in Singapore were actually using…

  10. Making a Difference? The Effects of Teach For America in High School

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    Xu, Zeyu; Hannaway, Jane; Taylor, Colin

    2011-01-01

    Teach For America (TFA) selects and places graduates from the most competitive colleges as teachers in the lowest-performing schools in the country. This paper is the first study that examines TFA effects in high school. We use rich longitudinal data from North Carolina and estimate TFA effects through cross-subject student and school fixed…

  11. Fairtrade in Schools: Teaching Ethics or Unlawful Marketing to the Defenceless?

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    Griffiths, Peter

    2014-01-01

    Schools in the UK teach pupils about Fairtrade as part of Religious Education, Personal and Social Education, Citizenship, Geography and so on. There are also Fairtrade Schools, where the whole school, including staff and parents, is committed to promoting the brand. It is argued here that promoting this commercial brand to schoolchildren and…

  12. The functionality of the abandonment of teaching work in Physical Education within the school culture dynamics

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    Full Text Available This paper is the result of a research related to the school culture studies. The school culture is an important theoretical key for the internal comprehension of the day-to-day of the school, by focusing on the interaction of the school´s actors. Our goal was to comprehend the functionalism of the abandonment of teaching in Physical Education (PE for the school culture. It was an ethnomethodological research and carried out in a school situated in Curitiba – PR, using field diary and biographical interview as instruments for data collection. We observed two classes of PE, one of the 4th and another of the 5th school year. We concluded that the abandonment of teaching in PE is functional to the school culture, being supported by other actors of the school day living.

  13. On new teaching methods for sports school students

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    2012-01-01

      As English is more and more important today, how can we teachers to teach the students wel ? We should apply new teaching methods to teach the students, such as the interactive English teaching, the application of body language, the situational teaching method, etc.

  14. English-Listening-Comprehension & Speaking-Teaching in Senior High School Education

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    2005-01-01

    @@ English-Listening-Comprehension & SpeakingTeaching (ELCST) plays a vital role in Senior High School Education. In recent years a greater emphasis is being placed on English-listening and speaking-Teaching in senior high schools because of the steady progress that has been made in Chinese Elementary Education, and as a listening comprehension test is now required for College Entrance Examinations. Therefore, it is now essential that English teaching reform done properly. This article is a summary of my experiences of English-Listening-Comprehension & Speaking-Teaching over the past several years.

  15. VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT FOR THE SUBJECT TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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    Full Text Available In this work is described the proposal of a model of semi-presence educational intervention for the subject, "Teaching of Mathematics in basic education", corresponding to the fourth semester of Special Education Bachelor's Degree, Plan 2004, of the Specializing Teaching School of the State of Sinaloa (ENEES, that attend the desirable characteristics of the graduates in the effective and efficient use of the technological tools, disciplinary competences, collaborative work and digital competences which are developed through the adaptation and the use of the model proposed. In this task, it is attended the digital literacy too, that the society of knowledge demands; firstly in function of the personal development needs, and then to respond to the actual educational context. The model of educational intervention defined in this task contributes to the interaction of teachers and students with technological background, collaborative work, groups of study, material and activities for each topic to develop. It was used the e-Collaborative Learning Sistema Integral Colaborativo para la Educación sin Barreras (SICEB implemented by the Secretary of Public Education and Culture (SEPyC, in which various types of learning objects are integrated among synchronized and unsynchronized activities. The proposed model is given through the defined criteria by the e-pedagogy which involves concepts such as quality, values and efficiency with support of the Learning Technologies and Knowledge (TAC.

  16. The Application of Audio Lingual Method to Sixth-grade Primary School English Teaching--A Case Study of New PEP Teaching Material

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    房薇薇

    2016-01-01

    The audio lingual method is a distinctive teaching method centering on listening and speaking, which is widely used in English teaching for many years. I analyze the sixth-grade primary school English textbooks with the application of this method. Through analysis, I consider that the audio lingual method is suitable for English teaching of primary school students since oral practice is their main teaching aim.

  17. Professional Development in International Schools; Issues of Inclusion Identified by a Group of International School Teaching Assistants

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    Tarry, Estelle; Cox, Anna

    2014-01-01

    With the growth in numbers of teaching assistants (TAs) in the UK, it has been identified through research carried out on behalf of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) research that TAs in British international schools have specific and unmet training needs. Following the development of a course for TAs in international contexts,…

  18. Developing a Model of Teaching English to Primary School Students

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    Suwarsih Madya

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    Full Text Available Under the auspices of the Centre for Curriculum Decelopment, a three-cycle action research study was carried out in three primary schools in Yogyakarta with the aim of developing a model of teaching English to primary school students. The model consists of five parts: Opening, Content Focus, Language Focus, Communication Focus, and Closing. The model, requiring that learning tasks involve active participation of students, both physically and mentally, supported by the use of media suitable for young learners, was developmentally fully implemented. The results showed that efforts were mostly made to establish teacher-student rapport in the first cycle, in which success in classroom management was gradually reached. This led to the easier second cycle, which was characterized by increasing teacher talk (classroom English, the use of interesting media, and more active students' participation in the tasks involving various games which successfully elicited students' English. All of this was solidified in the third cycle. The conclusion is that with the three aspects being focused successively, teacher-student good rapport being established, various media being used, and competing and cooperative tasks being assigned in balance, joyful and effective learning is likely to occur.

  19. Teaching Quantum Physics in Upper Secondary School in France:

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    Lautesse, Philippe; Vila Valls, Adrien; Ferlin, Fabrice; Héraud, Jean-Loup; Chabot, Hugues

    2015-10-01

    One of the main problems in trying to understand quantum physics is the nature of the referent of quantum theory. This point is addressed in the official French curriculum in upper secondary school. Starting in 2012, after about 20 years of absence, quantum physics has returned to the national program. On the basis of the historical construction of quantum physics, we identify two epistemological positions with respect to this problem: The first one (close to the so-called Copenhagen school) is termed the conservative position and the second one (associated with the work of Bunge and Lévy-Leblond) the innovative position. We then analyze French textbooks used by teachers, in order to reveal the implicit positions adopted. We conclude with the idea that highlighting these epistemological choices can help teachers reflect upon the historical and epistemological roots of quantum physics. Such an analysis can contribute to developing and implementing appropriate teaching sequences for quantum physics. We explore the application of these epistemological positions to Young's paradigmatic experiment using the double slits.

  20. A Philosophy of Teaching for Senior High School English Courses in Ningxia

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    GUO Hong-yan; BAI Yan-ling

    2013-01-01

    In Ningxia, the traditional grammar-oriented method is widely used. However, it produced unsatisfactory teaching re-sults that students become competent in grammar but incompetent in communication. The aim of high school English education is to cultivate students’preliminary ability of communication in writing and speaking, and to foster their ability to study by them-selves for further learning. In this view, it will both explain my Communicative Language Teaching method, and make my teach-ing philosophy more comprehensive to meet the specific needs of English teaching in Ningxia.

  1. Cadências escolares, ritmos docentes School cadences, teaching rhythms

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    Inês Assunção de Castro Teixeira

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    Full Text Available O artigo analisa alguns dos eixos que estruturam os ritmos cotidianos dos professores, próprios às temporalidades da vida social na escola. Parte do pressuposto de que o tempo é uma "categoria do pensamento lógico", originada no ritmo da vida social (Dukheim, e que essa rítmica é uma "modalidade concreta do tempo social" (Lefebvre e Régulier. O estudo é parte de uma pesquisa que busca tematizar a experiência do tempo de sujeitos que se encontram na condição de professores - docentes de quinta à oitava séries do ensino fundamental e do ensino médio -, levando em conta seus vínculos com a construção de identidades docentes. O texto se desenvolve em torno de três eixos: as cadências das interações entre educandos e educadores, os ritmos dos calendários e os compassos dos horários escolares. Conclui-se que os ritmos docentes, embora circunscritos à rítmica da vida moderna, têm particularidades associadas às cadências da escola, aos processos pedagógicos e àqueles relacionados à formação humana. Trata-se, pois, de analisar a polirritmia dos tempos da escola em sua complexidade e peculiaridades, de forma a se compreenderem as modulações e significações da experiência do tempo na condição de professor, vivência constitutiva das identidades docentes.This paper analyzes some of the concepts peculiar to the temporality of the school social life that structure the everyday rhythm of teachers. It assumes that time is a "category of logical thinking" originated in the rhythm of social life (Durkheim, and that such rhythmic character is a "concrete modality of social time" (Lefebvre and Régulier. This study is part of a research that seeks to discuss the experience of time for teachers of the 5th to 8th grades of the Primary Education and of the Secondary Education, taking into account the teachers’ links with the construction of their own teaching identities. The text is developed around three themes: the cadences

  2. Teaching History in vulnerable high schools in Araucanía, Chile: a qualitative research

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    Juan Mansilla Sepúlveda

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, History and Social Sciences teaching in high school level is oriented from a training based in competencies to generate different levels of achievement and learning outcomes. Wise knowledge of Historiography as idiographic-hermeneutic social science and didactic knowledge organized from pedagogy are juxtaposed. For this reason, we created a qualitative research design from instrumental studies of cases with the purpose of describing the process of didactic transposition and didactic knowledge of disciplinary content of History teaching in vulnerable high schools from Araucania Region in the South of Chile. The theoretical and methodological approaches used were: The Constant Comparative Method (CCM and the Methodological Triangulation of Techniques (MTT. The sampling was constituted by teachers who teach History in High Schools. The data analysis was developed through open coding from which emerged five categories: a Difficulties in teaching practice, b material and human resources, c planning and evaluation strategies, d teaching-learning strategies, e requirements and characteristics.

  3. School Effectiveness at Primary Level of Education in Relation to Classroom Teaching

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    The study aims to investigate the relationship of School Effectiveness with regard to classroom teaching at primary level of education. The objectives of the study were to identify the more-effective and less-effective schools; to find out the differences between more-effective and less-effective schools in relation to physical facilities, Head Master and Teachers’ performance and Students’ performance; to find out the relationship between the school effectiveness and ...

  4. Stimulating Milieu to Learning and Teaching at Today's Czech Schools: A Contribution to the Recognition of the Culture of an Essential School Process

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    Pol, Milan; Lenka, Hlouskova; Novotny, Petr; Zounek, Jiri

    2003-01-01

    This contribution deals with the most important area of school operation, the learning and teaching environment. Several weighty circumstances of its functioning are herewith examined, such as the operation of the school as a manifestation of its culture, the relation between learning and teaching, and paradigms of the school as specific…

  5. Using Joyce/Showers Teaching Models in the High School Classroom.

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    Moeschl, Sue H.; Costello, Ronald W.

    1988-01-01

    Discusses the use of three teaching models in an Indianapolis high school: concept attainment, Taba (inductive thinking), and synectics. Describes each model, its use in the classroom, and the effect on the classroom climate. (MS)

  6. Perceived Effects of Scholarships on STEM Majors' Commitment to Teaching in High Need Schools

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    Liou, Pey-Yan; Kirchhoff, Allison; Lawrenz, Frances

    2010-06-01

    This study examines the Noyce Program, which provides scholarships for STEM majors in return for teaching in high need schools. The perceptions of 555 scholarship recipients were investigated using hierarchical cluster analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and Rasch analysis to determine how the scholarship influenced their commitments to teaching in high need schools. The analyses indicated that recipients perceived the scholarship in two ways: it influenced their commitment to complete their certification program and to teach in high need schools. Implications for teacher education programs include that recruitment strategies should identify candidates who are committed to teaching in high need schools and programs should provide experiences to encourage this commitment not just to become certified.

  7. How-to-Do-It: Teaching Recombinant DNA Technology in High School Biology Courses.

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    Dixon, Linda

    1988-01-01

    Reports on the teaching of recombinant DNA technology in high school biology courses. Explains reactions of the public, students, and colleagues to the molecular genetics unit. Indicates equipment, curricular materials, training, workshops, and availability. (RT)

  8. On the Problems and Countermeasures of English Reading Teaching in High School

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    李建英

    2014-01-01

    The English curriculum standard of ordinary high school (experiment) (the“standard”for short) has maken a hierarchi-cal description of the reading skills, which has put forward higher requirements for the reading teaching. There are many draw-backs in the current English reading teaching, such as: the outdated teaching philosophy and methods, the changeless teaching models and the old reading materials, the disregardful of students’non-linguistic factors and so on. Therefore, some measures have to be taken to improve high school reading teaching, for example, interdisciplinaring and cultivating students ’cultural awareness, broadening students’horizons, focusing on discourse teaching, enhancing students’ability in English thought and ex-pression, reinforcing the training of reading skills, enriching students’means to analyze and solve problems and so on.

  9. Student Rating of Teaching Behaviour of Chemistry Teachers in Public Secondary Schools in Ekiti State

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    The study investigated student-rating of teaching behaviour of Chemistry teachers in public secondary schools in EkitiState. Participants were 750 SS II Chemistry students (Male=375, Female=375) selected from 75 schools across the 16 local government areas of Ekiti State based on purposive and stratified random sampling techniques. Data were collected using a 30-item Teaching Behaviour Questionnaire (TBQ) clustered into seven categories (CATi=1,2,3,…) ranging from attendance and punctuality i...

  10. A Comparison of Teaching Politics to Secondary School Students in Portugal and in the Netherlands

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    This Master Dissertation is a combination of Political Science and Educational Science. This research investigates the differences and similarities in teaching politics to secondary school students in the Netherlands and in Portugal. The main aim is to discover these differences with a comparison of educational systems and teaching methods in political science in secondary schools. In order to do this, this research includes first a chapter on didactics and pedagogics. In this ...

  11. The use of e-learning materials for teaching computer science in primary schools

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    2015-01-01

    In the last few years the teaching in primary and secondary schools all around the world changed severely. One of the reasons for the change was the development of the information and communications technology (ICT). Nowadays we can hardly imagine teaching without the use of the ICT. Schools are equipped with electronic boards, interactive boards, tablets, voting systems and other electronic devices. The right use of these devices and electronic materials (e-materials) developed for them can ...

  12. Intelligent tutorial system for teaching of probability and statistics at high school in Mexico

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    Fernando Gudino Penaloza, Miguel Gonzalez Mendoza, Neil Hernandez Gress, Jaime Mora Vargas

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the implementation of an intelligent tutoring system dedicated to teaching probability and statistics atthe preparatory school (or high school in Mexico. The system solution was used as a desktop computer and adapted tocarry a mobile environment for the implementation of mobile learning or m-learning. The system complies with the idea ofbeing adaptable to the needs of each student and is able to adapt to three different teaching models that meet the criteriaof three student profiles.

  13. Review and Thinking of Piano Teaching in China's Higher Normal School

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    Changkui Wang

    2009-01-01

    Study on piano teaching in China’s higher normal school from 2000 to 2008 concentrated on the scope of piano teaching reform, teaching model, collective course, improvisational accompaniment and curriculum and strategy. Unprecedented and brand-new changes have taken place in respects of study content, direction, approach, and perspective, and meanwhile, disadvantages have emerged. Therefore, we should take serious consideration in a classified comment and simple analysis and explore the futur...

  14. Teaching music in primary school with information and communications technology support

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    2011-01-01

    The primary goal of this Ph D dissertation is to study the efficiency of teaching music in primary school based on information and communications technology (ICT). The purpose of the thesis is to find out advantages and disadvantages of teaching music with ICT support. Theoretical part of Ph D thesis includes the activities that cause teaching of music more effective. Active learning that enables the development of certain skills and upgrading knowledge turned out to be the most efficient ...

  15. Schools of language teaching methodology and teacher's roles in SL/FL classroom

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    2009-01-01

    This paper presents the teaching methods employed by different schools of language teaching respectively and the historical trend of the roles of language teacher in SL/FL classroom. The purpose of this paper is to survey the dif-ferent roles language teachers play with the advent of a new teaching method so as to supply a better interpretation of the language teachers' behaviors in the SL/FL classroom and to indicate the likely developments in language pedagogy in the future.

  16. Modeling School Mathematics Teaching in Initial Teacher Training Colleges for Multilingual Classrooms

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    Chitera, Nancy

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the author presents a discussion of how mathematics teacher educators model school mathematics teaching in initial teacher training colleges, as they prepare the student teachers to teach mathematics in multilingual classrooms in Malawi. In particular, the article examines the instructional practices that mathematics teacher…

  17. Business School Teaching and Democratic Culture: An International and Comparative Analysis

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    Kragh, Simon Ulrik; Bislev, Sven

    2008-01-01

    Egalitarian and participation-oriented teaching emphasizes critical discussion and informal relationships between students and professors. The authors argue that the use of egalitarian and some aspects of participation-oriented teaching at business schools differs systematically across countries according to the strength of democratic culture.…

  18. Self-Efficacy for Science Teaching Scale Development: Construct Validation with Elementary School Teachers

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    Yangin, Selami; Sidekli, Sabri

    2016-01-01

    The measurement of teacher self-efficacy has a history of more than 30 years. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the development and validation of a new scale to measure the science teaching self-efficacy of elementary school teachers. Therefore, a scale has been created to measure elementary teachers' science teaching self-efficacy and…

  19. The Teaching of African Traditional Religion in Primary Schools in Zimbabwe: Challenges and Opportunities

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    Marashe, Joel; Ndamba, Gamuchirai Tsitsiozashe; Chireshe, Excellent

    2009-01-01

    Zimbabwe's Education Ministry recommended the teaching of African Traditional Religion in recognition of its multi-religious society. This study sought to establish the extent to which African Traditional Religion is taught in primary schools, the challenges faced by teachers, and opportunities for promoting its teaching. A descriptive survey…

  20. Relationship between Teachers Teaching Styles and Students Interest towards Integrated Living Skills Subjects in Schools

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    Pying, How Shwu; Rashid, Abdullah Mat

    2014-01-01

    The focus of this study is to determine the relationship of teacher's teaching styles (expert, formal authority, personal model, delegation, and facilitator) towards student's interests in Integrated Living Skills (ILS) subjects. The research is designed to explore the common teaching styles applied by ILS teachers in schools and…

  1. Visionaries, Reformers, Saviors, and Opportunists: Visions and Metaphors for Teaching in the Urban Schools

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    Castro, Antonio J.

    2014-01-01

    This qualitative study investigated the visions and metaphors for teaching held by teacher candidates enrolled in an urban-based alternative certification program. While late-entry teacher recruits are considered to have high motivations for urban school teaching, few studies explore the nature of these motivations. Findings from this study…

  2. The Application of Communicative Approach in Spoken English Teaching in High School

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    2015-01-01

    This paper first discusses main problems in spoken English teaching in Chinese high school.Then,it explores communicative approach as a possible solution to those problems by elaborating its definition,characteristics,principles. Finally,the paper suggests some possible corresponding solutions to overcome the defects of communicative approach in spoken English teaching.

  3. The Application of Communicative Approach in Spoken English Teaching in High School

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    2015-01-01

    This paper first discusses main problems in spoken English teaching in Chinese high school.Then,it explores communicative approach as a possible solution to those problems by elaborating its definition,characteristics,principles.Finally,the paper suggests some possible corresponding solutions to overcome the defects of communicative approach in spoken English teaching.

  4. Pakistani Government Secondary Schools Students' Attitudes towards Communicative Language Teaching and Grammar Translation in Quetta, Balochistan

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    Muhammad, Zeeshan

    2016-01-01

    Students' attitudes towards an English language teaching approach play an important role for its implementation success or failure. This study measured Pakistani government school students' attitudes towards Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) and Grammar Translation (GT). A survey instrument was used to assess students' attitudes. Data were…

  5. Opportunities to Teach and Learn in High-Needs Schools: Student Teachers' Experiences in Urban Placements

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    Anderson, Lauren; Stillman, Jamy

    2010-01-01

    This article presents findings from a qualitative study of student teachers' opportunities to learn in and for urban, high-needs schools. The analysis builds on Darling-Hammond and Bransford's knowledge base for teaching framework to examine the role of student teaching in preparing teachers as equity-minded adaptive experts, equipped to work with…

  6. The Teaching Learning Dialectic: Two Cases of Teachers in Graduate School.

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    Marano, Nancy Laine

    1998-01-01

    Explores the use of oral and written discourse by two teachers in a graduate educational-studies program as they constructed knowledge about teaching and enacted the teaching-learning dialectic. The case studies examine the two teachers' motivations for entering graduate school, their individual processes for learning, their elaborations of…

  7. An Investigation into English Teaching Methods in Secondary Vocational Schools in Zhejiang Province

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    GUAN Shi-qing

    2016-01-01

    New requirements in English teaching were brought up under vocational curriculum reform in Zhejiang province. The work presented in this paper mainly focus on three aspects of the following:Teaching methods in class, the students’knowledge background and learning motivation. Methods used in this investigation are known as questionnaires as well as interview. Total 182 students from two Vocational Schools in Hangzhou city were surveyed in random manner, aiming at the students’knowl-edge background, learning motivation and teachers’teaching methods. Interview was used as supplementary information. It’s in order to get an entire grasp of the present situation of English teaching Methods in secondary vocational schools and to find out an effective way to solve the problems. After that, as a result of the Investigation indicates that problems still exist in second-ary vocational schools. Suggestions are to put forward some effective strategies and approaches that will improve English teach-ing quality in secondary vocational schools;what is more, according to students’choices and interests, situational teaching and layered teaching could be implemented in order to improve students’English ability.

  8. Just Working with the Cellular Machine: A High School Game for Teaching Molecular Biology

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    Cardoso, Fernanda Serpa; Dumpel, Renata; Gomes da Silva, Luisa B.; Rodrigues, Carlos R.; Santos, Dilvani O.; Cabral, Lucio Mendes; Castro, Helena C.

    2008-01-01

    Molecular biology is a difficult comprehension subject due to its high complexity, thus requiring new teaching approaches. Herein, we developed an interdisciplinary board game involving the human immune system response against a bacterial infection for teaching molecular biology at high school. Initially, we created a database with several…

  9. Teaching History to Adolescents: A Quest for Relevance. Adolescent Cultures, School, and Society. Volume 52

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    Beineke, John A.

    2011-01-01

    "Teaching History to Adolescents: A Quest for Relevance" is an exploration of research, ideas, trends, and practices for educators who teach American history to adolescents from the middle grades through high school. Higher education faculty in history and professional education will also find the book germane to their work. Topics within the…

  10. Eliciting Engagement in the High School Classroom: A Mixed-Methods Examination of Teaching Practices

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    Cooper, Kristy S.

    2014-01-01

    This case study analyzes how and why student engagement differs across 581 classes in one diverse high school. Factor analyses of surveys with 1,132 students suggest three types of engaging teaching practices--connective instruction, academic rigor, and lively teaching. Multilevel regression analyses reveal that connective instruction predicts…

  11. Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe. 2008 Edition

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    Baidak, Nathalie; Parveva, Teodora

    2008-01-01

    This second edition of "Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe" contains 44 indicators in five chapters entitled "Context," "Organisation," "Participation," "Teachers" and "Teaching Processes." It has been produced in collaboration with Eurostat and belongs to the "Key Data" series, the aim of which is to offer a body of concise clear…

  12. Teaching and Learning about the United States Constitution in American Secondary Schools.

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    Vontz, Thomas S.

    This master's thesis synthesizes literature on the teaching of the United States Constitution, analyzes the Supreme Court case of Westside Community Schools v. Mergens, 1990, and provides lesson plans for teaching the constitutional significance of this case. The thesis argues that because of the poor quality of textbooks and the inadequate…

  13. McKeon retires from Graduate School, will still help train international teaching assistants

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    Harris, Sally L.

    2005-01-01

    Donald McKeon, of Blacksburg, director of the Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Workshop and International Graduate Teaching Assistant (IGTA) Training, and international adviser in the Graduate School at Virginia Tech, is retiring after a long and distinguished career as a teacher, lecturer, author, and adviser.

  14. Teaching Controversial Topics to Skeptical High School Students

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    Ford, K. S.

    2012-12-01

    Tennessee passes the "Monkey Bill" (HB 0368, SB 0893), North Carolina's state government passes a law to criminalize reference in state documents to scientific models that predict sea level rise to reach at least one meter by the next century, and public concern still lags far behind the scientific community's concern on climate change. The American public and even science teachers across the country seem to have lost faith in the ability of the scientific community to unify a strong message about several important scientific lessons, including global warming in particular. This lack of a unified message has weakened the ability of science teachers to effectively teach the lesson of global warming. For science teachers in strongly conservative areas of the country, it is much easier to omit difficult topics and avoid angering parents and school board members. Teachers who do feel strongly about scientifically proven, yet publically controversial topics CAN teach these topics in conservative areas by confirming students' belief systems by being honest and open about motivations surrounding both sides of controversial topics, and by using vocabulary that avoids triggering negative perceptions about these controversial topics. For true learning and change of preconceived opinion to take place, it is important for students to come to the understanding in their own minds in an open and safe learning environment instead of having the message "preached" to them, which only serves to make them feel unintelligent and defensive if they disagree. This presentation will include lessons learned from a practicing science teacher who works in a community that overwhelmingly disputes the validity of human impacts on climate change.

  15. Teaching Advanced Data Analysis Tools to High School Astronomy Students

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    Black, David V.; Herring, Julie; Hintz, Eric G.

    2015-01-01

    A major barrier to becoming an astronomer is learning how to analyze astronomical data, such as using photometry to compare the brightness of stars. Most fledgling astronomers learn observation, data reduction, and analysis skills through an upper division college class. If the same skills could be taught in an introductory high school astronomy class, then more students would have an opportunity to do authentic science earlier, with implications for how many choose to become astronomers. Several software tools have been developed that can analyze astronomical data ranging from fairly straightforward (AstroImageJ and DS9) to very complex (IRAF and DAOphot). During the summer of 2014, a study was undertaken at Brigham Young University through a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program to evaluate the effectiveness and ease-of-use of these four software packages. Standard tasks tested included creating a false-color IR image using WISE data in DS9, Adobe Photoshop, and The Gimp; a multi-aperture analyses of variable stars over time using AstroImageJ; creating Spectral Energy Distributions (SEDs) of stars using photometry at multiple wavelengths in AstroImageJ and DS9; and color-magnitude and hydrogen alpha index diagrams for open star clusters using IRAF and DAOphot. Tutorials were then written and combined with screen captures to teach high school astronomy students at Walden School of Liberal Arts in Provo, UT how to perform these same tasks. They analyzed image data using the four software packages, imported it into Microsoft Excel, and created charts using images from BYU's 36-inch telescope at their West Mountain Observatory. The students' attempts to complete these tasks were observed, mentoring was provided, and the students then reported on their experience through a self-reflection essay and concept test. Results indicate that high school astronomy students can successfully complete professional-level astronomy data analyses when given detailed

  16. Collaborative teaching: school implementation and connections with outcomes among students with disabilities.

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    Rivera, Echo A; McMahon, Susan D; Keys, Christopher B

    2014-01-01

    Collaborative teaching is a widely used method of including and supporting students with disabilities to provide all students equal access to education. Yet, there is a dearth of research on its implementation and outcomes, and the few existing studies are limited to academic and testing outcomes. This study assesses the degree to which schools are implementing co-teaching practices and the relation between co-teaching and student psychosocial outcomes using a mixed method design. Data from 12 schools, which included 16 school leaders and staff, 13 teachers, and 56 students with disabilities, were examined. Schools achieved 0-75% of the co-teaching best-practices criteria, with the majority achieving 25%-50% of the criteria. Higher levels of teacher-reported co-teaching were related to higher levels of student-reported school belonging, school satisfaction, and self-efficacy for new experiences. The benefits and challenges of co-teaching, as well as implications for intervention and research are addressed.

  17. An Investigation of Science Teaching Practices in Indonesian Rural Secondary Schools

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    Wahyudi; Treagust, David F.

    2004-08-01

    This study reports on teaching practices in science classrooms of Indonesian lower secondary schools in rural areas. Using six schools from three districts in the province of Kalimantan Selatan as the sample, this study found that most teaching practices in science classrooms in rural schools were teacher-centred with students copying notes. However, the study also found unique teaching practices of an exemplary science teacher whose teaching style can be described as both student-centred and teacher-centred, with students encouraged to be active learners. Four features of exemplary teaching practices were identified: The teacher managed the classroom effectively; used a variety of questioning techniques; employed various teaching approaches instead of traditional methods; and created a favourable learning environment. Data from classroom observations, interviews with teachers, and students responses to a questionnaire were used to compare the exemplary teacher and his colleagues. This study identified internal factors that may affect teaching practices such as a teachers content knowledge and beliefs about teaching. Compared to the other teachers, the exemplary teacher possessed more content knowledge and had a relatively stronger belief in his ability to teach.

  18. Using "To Kill a Mockingbird" as a Conduit for Teaching about the School-to-Prison Pipeline

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    Maher, Steffany Comfort

    2013-01-01

    The author primarily teaches traditional high school English texts in a largely white, middle-class school, but the method she uses allows her to address important issues relevant to students. One unit she teaches is an investigation of the criminal justice system and a variety of issues related to the school-to-prison pipeline. A crucial text…

  19. On the Application of Task-based Approach in English Listening Teach-ing at Middle Schools

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    XU Jian-ping

    2015-01-01

    In order to command a foreign language, it requires a balanced development in listening, speaking, reading and writing, which are four essential skills of language competence. Listening is not only a vital approach to acquire language, but also an impor⁃tant way to communicate with others in our daily life. The Task-based Approach (TBA) focuses on the specific task, which is the learning motivation. The process of finishing the task is the process of learning. The teaching result is judged by the task performed or not. This research discusses the application of TBA in English Listening Teaching at Middle Schools in order to improve the stu⁃dents listening ability. In the first part, the author introduces the background and significance of the research. In the second part, it states the definition of listening comprehension, the characteristics of listening process, three models of listening processing. In the third part, it introduces the definition of Task, characteristics of task, and the principles of designing a task. Finally, it introduces the Task-based Approach. In the fourth part, discusses the current situation of English teaching at middle school,and the elabora⁃tion on the task-based model of English listening teaching. All in all, the research is to make the audience to understand the appli⁃cation of Task-based Approach in English listening teaching at middle schools so as to improve the students’English listening ability.

  20. A Study on English Vocabulary Teaching Strategies of Middle School

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    付宗菊

    2014-01-01

    Vocabulary is an ele mentary component of a language, which is essential to communication and plays an important role in language learning. Therefore, how to strengthen and improve the vocabulary teaching has become one of important fields in English teaching. To some degree, whether or not the vocabulary teaching is successful will have direct effect on the quality of English teaching. In retrospect, foreign language researchers and educators have probed into vocabulary teaching theoretically and practically on the second language acquisition, linguistics, psychology, pedagogy and have obtained great accomplishment. The present paper incorporates five parts: 1) introduction, 2) English vocabulary learning strategies, 3) English vocabulary teaching principles and strategies and 4) conclusion.

  1. Teaching Methods for Pupils with Low Mathematical Skills in Primary Schools : Case Study of Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools, Tanzania

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    2013-01-01

    Abstract This study investigated the teaching methods used by the teachers in teaching pupils with low mathematical skills in Tanzania. The aim of this study was to introduce an effective intervention for enhancing pupils’ achievement levels in mathematics. The problem of low mathematical skills is caused by many reasons such as unsuitable teaching and learning environment, few teaching methods, negative attitude of pupils and parents towards mathematics, shortage of teaching and learning ...

  2. The Role of Communicative Language Teaching in Secondary Schools--with Special Reference to Teaching in Singapore.

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    Kirkpatrick, T. A.

    Singapore's grammar-based English language syllabus and the wide range of native languages and English oral ability among secondary school students make the second language teaching situation complex and the use of the communicative approach challenging but not impossible. While grammar is an essential element of second language proficiency, it is…

  3. Bildung - Then and Now in Danish High School and University Teaching and How to Integrate Bildung into Modern University Teaching

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    Olesen, Mogens Nørgaard

    2010-01-01

    I the article the classical concept of Bildung as introduced by Humboldt and Kant is discussed and it is shown what impact Bildung has had in Danish high school and university teaching since 1800. Furthermore it is shown how Bildung in a new version, strictly connected to philosophy of science...

  4. Recruiting, Preparing and Retaining Teachers for America's Schools Progress Report: Pathways to Teaching Careers.

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    DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.

    This report describes the DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund's Pathways to Teaching Careers Program, which is designed to help increase and diversify the supply of well-trained public school teachers willing to work in low-income schools. Program design drew on findings of leading educational researchers that made a strong case for investing in…

  5. Saudi Elementary School Science Teachers' Beliefs: Teaching Science in the New Millennium

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    Alghamdi, Amani K. Hamdan; Al-Salouli, Misfer Saud

    2013-01-01

    This study explored Saudi elementary school science teachers' beliefs about the process of teaching and learning science. This involved the exploration of their views about the new Saudi science curriculum, which emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving. Comprehensive interviews were held in 8 schools with 4 male and 6 female--2 of whom…

  6. Teens and Their Technologies in High School and College: Implications for Teaching and Learning

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    Valentine, Barbara; Bernhisel, Steven

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents the findings of two surveys comparing the frequency and use of various digital and communication technologies by high school and college students. Differences between populations, implications for teaching, and questions for further study are explored. Results suggest high school teens may bring facility with newer technologies…

  7. Teaching the Holocaust with Online Art: A Case Study of High School Students

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    Russell, William Benedict, III

    2007-01-01

    This article examines student's perceptions of using primary sources (online Holocaust artwork) and non-traditional teaching methods in a high school social studies classroom to help students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the content. Nine high school students (5 female and 4 male) were studied. Students were interviewed after…

  8. The Teaching Green School Building: A Framework for Linking Architecture and Environmental Education

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    Cole, Laura B.

    2014-01-01

    The "Teaching Green School Building" is an emergent type of school building that attempts to engage building users with environmental issues in buildings. Architectural interventions in these buildings range from signage to interactive touch screens to gardens and demonstration kitchens that foster educational programmes about…

  9. The School-Tertiary Interface in Mathematics: Teaching Style and Assessment Practice

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    Thomas, Michael O. J.; Klymchuk, Sergiy

    2012-01-01

    Issues arising in the transition from secondary school to tertiary mathematics study are increasingly coming under scrutiny. In this paper, we analyse two practical aspects of the school-tertiary interface: teaching style; and assessment. We present some of the findings arising from a 2-year national project in New Zealand titled "Analysing the…

  10. Restructuring Schools; Reform: For Everyone?; Restructuring Teaching; Tower of Babel or Shared Vision?

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    Betteth, Diane G.; And Others

    1988-01-01

    Four brief articles examine the implications of restructuring, a central element in the school reform movement, for special education. Major areas of focus include curriculum, organization, and school governance, academic standards, discipline, accountability, restructuring the teaching profession, and the relationship between special and regular…

  11. Saudi EFL Teachers' Readiness and Perceptions of Young Learners Teaching at Elementary Schools

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    Fahd Al Malihi, Joza

    2015-01-01

    This study aimed to investigate EFL elementary school teachers' perception of their own readiness to teach young learners at Saudi schools as it has been recently introduced at this level. Further, it inspects their major needs that should be considered when developing teacher-training programs. A questionnaire was distributed targeting elementary…

  12. Teaching in Middle School Technology Education: A Review of Recent Practices

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    Sherman, Thomas M.; Sanders, Mark; Kwon, Hyuksoo

    2010-01-01

    We review articles published between 1995 and 2008 in four journals that are the primary scholarly resources for Technology Education middle school teaching. This descriptive study identified four main issues that scholars addressed: what should be taught in middle school, the structure and content of curriculum transformation, integrating…

  13. Motivation for Teaching Career of Students from Early Childhood Education and Primary School Pedagogy

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    Massari, Gianina-Ana

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines why teaching is chosen as a career, and considers the extent to which a range of factors identified within a sample of 173 students from kindergarten and primary school pedagogy, early childhood education and applied didactics in primary school. The study is based on the responses to a questionnaire applied to students involved…

  14. A Proposal to Introduce a Topic of Contemporary Physics into High-School Teaching

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    Santos, Wilma M.S.; Luiz, Adir M.; de Carvalho, Carlos R.

    2009-01-01

    This article presents an approach to integrate contemporary physics into high-school teaching. We present a simple way to understand mass spectroscopy using basic physics concepts, so that high-school students may have contact with recent topics of modern research. The main features of a time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometer using secondary…

  15. Teaching Density to Middle School Students: Preservice Science Teachers' Content Knowledge and Pedagogical Practices

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    Dawkins, Karen R.; Dickerson, Daniel L.; McKinney, Sueanne E.; Butler, Susan

    2008-01-01

    Content knowledge and pedagogical practices are of particular concern to middle school science instructors teaching density. First introduced in elementary grades with the ideas of floating and sinking, density taught in middle school is geared toward understanding through the use of mathematical formulas. Using a lesson-plan study design, the…

  16. The Revolution Will Be Privatized: Teach for America and Charter Schools

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    Kretchmar, Kerry

    2014-01-01

    This article examines the ways that the charter school movement is experienced and negotiated by educators who entered the profession through Teach For America (TFA). TFA's impact has been significant in the larger educational trend towards market-based reforms and, in particular, the charter school movement. Analyzed through a critical…

  17. On the Application of Mother tongue in Primary school English Teaching

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    刘侠

    2013-01-01

    This paper first briefly reviews the application of mother tongue in primary school English teaching and then hackles the positive contribution of learners’ mother tongue thinking and mother tongue knowledge in English learning.Finally,it suggests that it is necessary for English teachers at the primary school to make use of mother tongue in timely and appropriate way.

  18. Integrating E-Books into Science Teaching by Preservice Elementary School Teachers

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    Lai, Ching-San

    2016-01-01

    This study aims to discuss the issues of integrating e-books into science teaching by preservice elementary school teachers. The study adopts both qualitative and quantitative research methods. In total, 24 preservice elementary school teachers participated in this study. The main sources of research data included e-books produced by preservice…

  19. A Reflection on the Current Problems in English Reading Teaching in Middle Schools

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    张晓敏

    2015-01-01

    For EFL students at middle school,reading is significant to their English language learning.But there are problems in middles’English reading teaching.This paper tries to explore the current problems in English reading in middle schools and make a refl ection.

  20. A Reflection on the Current Problems in English Reading Teaching in Middle Schools

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    张晓敏

    2015-01-01

    For EFL students at middle school, reading is significant to their English language learning. But there are problems in middles’ English reading teaching.This paper tries to explore the current problems in English reading in middle schools and make a reflection.

  1. Teaching of Biochemistry in Medical School: A Well-Trodden Pathway?

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    Mathews, Michael B.; Stagnaro-Green, Alex

    2008-01-01

    Biochemistry and molecular biology occupy a unique place in the medical school curriculum. They are frequently studied prior to medical school and are fundamental to the teaching of biomedical sciences in undergraduate medical education. These two circumstances, and the trend toward increased integration among the disciplines, have led to…

  2. Developing Teaching Materials PISA-Based for Mathematics and Science of Junior High School

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    Somakim; Suharman, Andi; Madang, Kodri; Taufiq

    2016-01-01

    This research aims to develop valid and practical teaching materials for mathematics and science lesson PISA-based for junior high school students and to determine potential effects on students in scientific activity. Subjects of this study were students of Junior High School 9 Palembang (SMP Negeri 9 Palembang). The method used in this study is…

  3. Modeling the Stress Complexities of Teaching and Learning of School Physics in Nigeria

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    Emetere, Moses E.

    2014-01-01

    This study was designed to investigate the validity of the stress complexity model (SCM) to teaching and learning of school physics in Abuja municipal area council of Abuja, North. About two hundred students were randomly selected by a simple random sampling technique from some schools within the Abuja municipal area council. A survey research…

  4. Application of TBA in Reading Teaching in Senior Middle School

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    田许匣

    2014-01-01

    Reading is very important in English language learning. So is reading teaching. Traditional way of teaching reading is always teacher-centered and grammar-focused. Task-based approach(TBA) is a new way to teach reading focusing on both form and communication. This thesis will be taking the senior high English as a teaching example ,aiming to explore the new model of TBA for teachers.

  5. Application of TBA in Reading Teaching in Senior Middle School

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    田许匣

    2014-01-01

    Reading is very important in English language learning.So is reading teaching.Traditional way of teaching reading is always teacher-centered and grammar-focused.Taskbased approach(TBA)is a new way to teach reading focusing on both form and communication.This thesis will be taking the senior high English as a teaching example,aiming to explore the new model of TBA for teachers.

  6. High school teachers' perspectives on effective approaches for teaching biology to students with special needs

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    Kos, Agnieszka

    The demands of national educational reforms require high school biology teachers to provide high quality instruction to students with and without special needs. The reforms, however, do not provide teachers with adequate teaching strategies to meet the needs of all students in the same context. The purpose of this grounded theory study was to understand high school biology teachers' perspectives, practices, and challenges in relation to teaching students with special needs. This approach was used to develop a substantive model for high school biology teachers who are challenged with teaching students with and without special needs. Data were collected via in-depth interviews with 15 high school teachers in a Midwestern school district. The data were analyzed using open coding, axial coding, and selective coding procedures in accordance with the grounded theory approach. Essential model components included skills and training for teachers, classroom management strategies, teaching strategies, and student skills. The emergent substantive theory indicated that that teacher preparation and acquired skills greatly influence the effectiveness of inclusion implementation. Key findings also indicated the importance of using of a variety of instructional strategies and classroom management strategies that address students' special needs and their learning styles. This study contributes to social change by providing a model for teaching students and effectively implementing inclusion in regular science classrooms. Following further study, this model may be used to support teacher professional development and improve teaching practices that in turn may improve science literacy supported by the national educational reforms.

  7. Miami's "Zone" Teaches Lessons about Low-Performing Schools

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    McFadden, Ledyard

    2009-01-01

    Miami-Dade County Public Schools invested in an intensive, three-year program to improve the learning of students in its 39 lowest-performing schools. Known as the Zone, these schools experienced mixed success, with elementary schools reducing the gap between various groups of students while middle and high schools were less successful. However,…

  8. The teaching of all-ceramic restorations in Scandinavian dental schools: a survey.

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    Jokstad, A; Mjör, I A; Frazier, K B

    1996-06-01

    The study was designed to survey the curricular requirements, types of clinical experience, and materials/ techniques used in teaching programs for all-ceramic restorations in Scandinavian dental schools. All 13 dental schools responded. Ten offered some clinical experience to pre-doctoral students, but only one required one all-ceramic restoration. The departments of fixed prosthodontics had the main teaching responsibility. All-ceramic crowns were taught at 9, veneers at 7, and inlays/onlays at 10 dental schools. A wide range of different teaching concepts, materials, and views on indications and contraindications was reported. It appears as if all-ceramic restorations are regarded as experimental by the teaching institutions, although the dental industry and some practitioners strongly recommend these types of restorations.

  9. Reflective Teaching and Professional Development of Middle School English Teachers

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    郭魏娜

    2012-01-01

      The new curriculum reform advocates of reflective teaching, and teaching practice and reflection not only can improve the theoretical level, but also can improve teachers’ practical abilities. The reflective teaching is an effective way in teachers’ professional development.

  10. Discussion about the Pros and Cons and Recommendations for Multimedia Teaching in Local Vocational Schools

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    Dai, Wenhui; Fan, Ling

    Globalization is an inevitable developing trend of multimedia network teaching. In our contemporary society, the world has connected by internet; it is incredible that people can not use the boundless information through campus network, multimedia classroom or single multimedia computer with out connecting the WAN. The new internet based teaching method breaking the constrains of the limited resources, distance and size of the LAN, bringing multimedia network teaching method to the world. "Open University", "Virtual Schools", "Global Classroom" and a number of new teaching systems merged rapidly.

  11. British and American Literature Infiltration of English Teaching in Junior School

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    孟超华; 马生仓

    2014-01-01

    Under the New Curriculum Reform, the English teaching materials have changed, there are several units involved in British and American drama, British and American poetry in junior school. From these teaching materials, we can see that New Curriculum Standards require students to understand the British and American literature in the process of English learning. To meet the needs of New Curriculum Reform, the introduction of literature become a necessity in English language teaching. This paper systematically analyzes the necessity and meaning of literature infiltration in English teaching. It aims to explore how to per-meate literature knowledge in English class.

  12. Co-teaching: teachers’ conceptions and practices in a School of Education in Peru

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    Guadalupe Suárez-Diaz

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents a descriptive study of two topics: 1) the correspondence between conceptions on co-teaching and the teaching practices of teachers at the School of Education in a private university in Lima; 2) the conditions that favor and restrict co-teaching, from the teachers’ perspective. Through interviews and documentary analysis, the idea of co-teaching as “team teaching” was found to be dominant, even though in practice, autonomy was favored, and teachers are beginning to use a co...

  13. Analysis and possibilities of using ICT in teaching at primary and secondary schools

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    Dvořáková, Eva

    2013-01-01

    The aim of the work is to analyze and describe the current status of the use of ICT in teaching and propose of appropriate use of ICT in education by the questionnaire survey of primary school pupils, secondary school students, teachers, and ICT coordinators in primary and secondary schools. The first four chapters are devoted to theory and explanation of basic concepts related to the topic of ICT in teaching. The first chapter defines the concept of ICT, its history, and it presents concrete...

  14. Status quo of English Teaching and Learning in a Local County Senior High School in China

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    宋东兵

    2007-01-01

    Despite theoretical advances in the realm of TEFL and rounds of nationwide education reform in China in the past two decades,the status quo of TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) in some senior high schools remains helpless.This article,by examining how utilitarianism in education shapes (spoils,to be more exact) English teaching and learning in a county senior high school in Anhui,an eastern province in China,and how it hinders implementation of quality education,appeals to teachers as individuals for personal efforts to help change the status quo in such schools,or at least to prevent it from worsening.

  15. Using Games in Primary Schools for Effective Grammar Teaching: a Case Study from Sebha

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    Mustafa Mubarak Pathan

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Teaching and learning a foreign language like English is not easy task. The situation become more difficult when the learners are primary school children and teaching and learning focus is grammar, an activity often regarded as ‘boring, ‘uninteresting’ and ‘’tedious’. However, one’s mastery over a language is determined by the appropriate use of language by that individual following grammatical rules and failing to follow the rules of grammar marks one’s use of language as erroneous. Therefore, systematic attempt is done to teach grammatical rules and structures to the language learners from the beginning of language teaching and learning process. However, the success or failure of learning, mastering and using the grammatical rules and structures is largely determined by the technique and approach used by the grammar teacher to teach. The leaner-cantered, interesting, motivating technique of grammar teaching is believed to generate positive results whereas traditional, teacher-centered, uninteresting, uninvolving method is believed to be a cause of failure for learners to learn and master grammar rules and structures. Therefore, the grammar teaching technique, which involves language learners, to maximum, in learning in amusing and creative way, motivating, challenging and stimulating his/her mental processes, and reducing classroom anxiety and fear, is desired and recommended for fruitful language teaching and learning process. In this respect, the present paper discusses the effectiveness of using games for teaching grammar to primary school students as a technique which could easily be utilised and exploited for maximum benefits for learners. The study is based on the practical experiment done on the students of two primary schools in Sebha city of Libya using grammar games. The results, which proved to be fruitful and positive, are discussed as a basis for the argument in support of using games for teaching grammar to school

  16. [School museums, collections, and elementary teaching of the natural sciences in late XIX century Argentina].

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    García, Susana V

    2007-01-01

    In this study we analyze the organization of natural science teaching within the Argentinian school context starting with teaching practices and material support in the late XIX century. By that time, school staff and teachers fostered modernization and nationalization of teaching by using collections with national issues and the foundation of museums within the schools. In particular, we examine the official debates over the mineralogical collections offered for sale by the naturalist Enrique de Carlés, and the "school museums" by professors Pedro Scalabrini and Guillermo Navarro. These account for the tension between searching for modern didactic materials associated with foreign models, and the importance of counting on elements that represented the country nature and industry.

  17. ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT IN DISTRITO FEDERAL’S SCHOOLS

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    Júlia Carvalho Mota de Souza; Carolina Conceição Prado

    2014-01-01

    Visual impairment is a limitation that occurs in the sensory part of the vision, and can be classified as blindness, low vision or subnormal vision. The people with visually impaired have guaranteed rights to study in regular schools or special education schools. Therefore, a differentiated teaching is necessary for the learning of visually impaired students to happen effectively and ensure educational inclusion within the school. The aim of this study was to qualitatively analyze the tea...

  18. Implementation of Teaching Skills and Strategies in the Schools

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    Choeda, Choeda; Kinley, Kinley

    2013-01-01

    Teaching Skills’ and ‘Teaching Strategies’ are two core (professional) modules offered at the two colleges of education in Bhutan to develop pedagogical knowledge and skills of student teachers. However, a tracer study (in press) done by Samtse College of Education [SCE] revealed teacher graduates......’ (1) confusion over the two concepts, ‘teaching skill’ and ‘teaching strategy’ and (2) the lack of confidence in integrating the two in their daily teaching activities. Therefore, this study was carried out to find out the graduates’ understanding of the concepts and implementation of ‘Teaching Skills......’ and ‘Teaching Strategies’ in the classroom. Further, it was aimed to find lapses, inappropriateness and irrelevancies in the two professional modules in which pedagogical concepts and skills were taught. Survey questionnaire, interview and participant observation were used to gather data to find out the use...

  19. The Teaching Learning Process of Pancasila and Civics Education (PPKn) at Elementary Schools in The Reformation Era

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    Sunarti Rudi

    2016-01-01

    A basic change is needed in the teaching learning process of Pancasila and Civics Education (PPKn) at elementary schools in the reformation era. The change of the teaching learning process should start from that of the indoctrinative authoritative attitude of a PPKn teacher to familiar-democratic one, followed by the change of materials teaching learning strategy, teaching aids, and evaluation. Furthermore, in the teaching learning process, the student should be motivated to change his passiv...

  20. A grounded theory study on the role of differentiated instruction in effective middle school science teaching

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    Jones, Brian Kirby

    The purpose of this grounded theory study was to develop a model explaining the role of differentiated instruction (DI) in effective middle school science teaching. The study examined the best teaching practices and differentiated elements from eight general education middle school science teachers, all scoring at the highest level of a teaching effectiveness measure on their evaluations, through a collection of observational, interview, survey, and teaching artifact data. The data were analyzed through the methodology of a systematic grounded theory qualitative approach using open, axial, and selective coding to develop a model describing how and to what degree effective middle school science teachers differentiated their best teaching practices. The model that emerged from the data shows instruction as a four-phase process and highlights the major elements of best practices and DI represented at each phase. The model also depicts how teachers narrowed the scope of their differentiating strategies as instruction progressed. The participants incorporated DI into their pedagogies, though in different degrees at each phase, and primarily by using variety to present concepts with multiple types of instruction followed by a series of sense-making activities related to several learning modalities. Teachers scaffolded students carefully, using informal and formal assessment data to inform future instructional decisions and especially their plans to reteach or extend on a concept. The model is intended to provide insight into the value of DI for middle school science teaching.

  1. Wiring a medical school and teaching hospital for telemedicine.

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    Hjelm, N M; Lee, J C K; Cheng, D; Chui, C

    2002-06-01

    The planning and installation of a telemedicine system for communication within a teaching hospital and its academic and hospital units with a capacity for accommodation of up to 400 video-stations is described. The system is intended for improving the communication between patients and health professionals, and between the health professionals themselves. It also provides the basis for improving pre-graduate teaching, especially problem-based learning, and all aspects of postgraduate teaching. PMID:12052428

  2. School Principals' Perspectives on the Passport to Teaching.

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    Steven Glazerman; Christina Tuttle; Gail Baxter

    2006-01-01

    State governments use a wide variety of requirements to regulate entry into the teaching profession, but education researchers have not succeeded in isolating measures that cost-effectively and reliably predict teacher performance. To address this problem, the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) devised an examination-based approach called the Passport to Teaching that aims to identify people competent to teach, regardless of the individual’s method of preparation...

  3. Characteristics of High School Students' and Science Teachers' Cognitive Frame about Effective Teaching Method for High School Science Subject

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    Chung, Duk Ho; Park, Kyeong-Jin; Cho, Kyu Seong

    2016-04-01

    We investigated the cognitive frame of high school students and inservice high school science teachers about effective teaching method, and we also explored how they understood about the teaching methods suggested by the 2009 revised Science Curriculum. Data were collected from 275 high school science teachers and 275 high school students. We analyzed data in terms of the words and the cognitive frame using the Semantic Network Analysis. The results were as follows. First, the teachers perceived that an activity oriented class was the effective science class that helped improve students'' problem-solving abilities and their inquiry skills. The students had the cognitive frame that their teacher had to present relevant and enough teaching materials to students, and that they should also receive assistance from teachers in science class to better prepare for college entrance exam. Second, both students and teachers retained the cognitive frame about the efficient science class that was not reflected 2009 revised Science Curriculum exactly. Especially, neither groups connected the elements of ''convergence'' as well as ''integration'' embedded across science subject areas to their cognitive frame nor cognized the fact that many science learning contents were closed related to one another. Therefore, various professional development opportunities should be offered so that teachers succinctly comprehend the essential features and the intents of the 2009 revised Science Curriculum and thereby implement it in their science lessons effectively. Keywords : semantic network analysis, cognitive frame, teaching method, science lesson

  4. Teaching science and technology at primary school level: theoretical and practical considerations for primary school teachers' professional training.

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    Walma van der Molen, Juliëtte H.; Aalderen-Smeets, van Sandra I.; Asma, Lieke J.F.

    2010-01-01

    This paper focuses on the importance of starting science and technology education at a young age and at the consequential importance of providing primary school teachers with enough professional background to be able to effectively incorporate science and technology into their teaching. We will disc

  5. The Application of the Situational Teaching in English Class of Elementary School

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    LI Qian

    2015-01-01

    With the rapid and deep development of economic globalization and international exchanges, English as an interna⁃tional common language has been widely used. The importance of English-learning has become more and more obvious, and the elementary school English as English-learning Enlightenment has increasingly become the focus of our attention. At the same time, along with the further implementation of quality-oriented education and the new curriculum standard, stimulate students ’ interest in relaxed learning, enhance practical ability and innovative spirit has become the goal of primary school education. This paper discuss the application of situational teaching in English class of elementary school on the basis of analysis about concept of new curriculum of primary school English and present situation of English Teaching in primary school.

  6. How to improve Middle school students’ interest in English teaching

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    侯卫利

    2014-01-01

    As known to all, in the learning process,“interest is the best teacher”. Interest is the strongest motive force to learn English well. Many students don’t like to learn English; the most important reason is that they are not interested in it. Classroom teaching is the most important way to arouse the student s’interest and encourage them to take part in class teaching. We will set forth many different teaching ways to stimulate the interest of the students’learning English in class teaching.

  7. The Strategies of Reading in English Teaching in Middle School

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    朱琳

    2014-01-01

    Reading is very important in language learning. Learners can understand and have a feeling of other countries ’cus⁃toms. In the reading process, students will acquire knowledge and know foreign countries ’background culture. Reading is the main skill and task in English teaching. It is an absolutely necessary part in English Test. Teacher should master the useful reading strategies to teach the students in order to improve their reading ability. This paper analysis the main problems of the traditional ways to teach English reading and give some suggestions to future teaching.

  8. The experiences of successful faculty members in medical school in teaching of basic sciences

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Basic sciences are an important part of education in medical courses, which without it training the competent and efficient physicians is impossible. Given the complexities of teaching and in particular the teaching of basic sciences and its influence of various factors, comprehensive investigate this phenomenon was felt. This study was aimed to explore the underlying factors affecting the teaching based on experiences of successful faculty members of basic sciences in Isfahan medical school. Methods: This qualitative study was conducted using conventional content analysis. The data was collected using purposive sampling and semi-structured interviews with faculty members of basic sciences and group interviews with the students of basic sciences. Results: After analysis the data, the extracted data were divided into three main categories and seven sub- classes, including strengthen the construction of teaching infrastructures (lesson plans, useful and practical educational materials, and continuous curriculum reform, improving the teaching process (facilitating learning and appropriate transfering of content and completing the teaching process (appropriate evaluation tool and continuity assessment. Conclusion: Some positive experiences, such as reducing volume of materials, teaching useful and practical materials, attractive teaching, early clinical exsposure and provide the appropriate educational materials should be considered as a model and to eliminate negative experiences such as teaching of pure basic sciences, drowning in detail, the emphass on memorization, indulge in speech, the multiple choice tests systems and some faculty members were not ready for some of teaching methods should be taken account some items.

  9. How to apply interactive teaching to English language teaching in middle schools

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    叶长青

    2015-01-01

    Interactive teaching is a new subject. Teacher plays an important role in the process of teaching,then how the teacher does interactive teaching well? This text explores it from the aspect, how the teacher instructs the student how to study, to promote and improve it, advance the quality-oriented education in the smooth going on as soon as possible in our country.

  10. Effectiveness of Multiple Intelligence Based Teaching (MIBT) in Teaching Mathematics for Primary School Students

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    Xavier, P.; Annaraja, P.

    2007-01-01

    Multiple Intelligence Based Teaching (MIBT) applies the multiple intelligence theory in the process of teaching and learning. MIBT explores and develops the intelligence of the students. Also, it teaches the content in a multiple way to the students. The objective of the present study is to find out the effectiveness of multiple intelligence based…

  11. The Co-Teaching Journey: A Systematic Grounded Theory Study Investigating How Secondary School Teachers Resolve Challenges in Co-Teaching

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    Gerst, Sharon

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this systematic grounded theory study was to explain how problems inherent in co-teaching relationships are resolved by secondary school special education and general education teachers at an urban school district in Eastern Iowa. The participants were general and special education secondary school teachers involved in effective…

  12. How to Improve English Teaching Efficiency to Xinjiang Ethnic High School Stu-dents according to the Basic Idea of the New English Curriculum in High School

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    Gulixia Akebaer

    2014-01-01

    Here are some good suggestions on how to improve English teaching efficiency to Xinjiang ethnic high school stu-dents according to the basic ideas of the new English Curriculum in high school , eg: setting down reasonable teaching projects according to the status of Xinjiang ethnic groups;training the students' strong desire to study English;improving teachers' special quality;Make full use of modern teaching methods and so on.

  13. Teaching Religion in Brazil, in Public Schools and Confessional Colleges

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    Cruz, Eduardo R.; Soares, Afonso L.

    2015-01-01

    This essay is part of a collection of short essays solicited from authors around the globe who teach religion courses at the college level (not for professional religious training). They are published together with an introduction in "Teaching Theology and Religion" 18:3 (July 2015). The authors were asked to provide a brief overview of…

  14. Approaches To Teaching Science in the Jordanian Primary School.

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    Qualter, Anne; Abu-Hola, I. R. A.

    2000-01-01

    Reports on a study of the influence of different approaches to teaching units from the Jordanian science curriculum on over 600 students from grades 6, 9, and 10. Trains a small sample of male and female teachers in the use of cooperative learning and lecture-demonstration approaches to teaching. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/YDS)

  15. Communicative Approach in Middle School Spoken English Teaching

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    辛明

    2013-01-01

    Communicative Approach has become the mainstream in English Language Teaching in China. The approach which helps realizes the goal of learning languages is using the new-learned language to communicate with other people in real life. Many linguists and teachers consider Communicative Approach as an effective way to solve the problems existing in the teaching and learning process.

  16. Teaching Phonological Accuracy and Communicative Fluency at Thai Secondary Schools

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    Likitrattanaporn, Wannakarn

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this investigation was to determine the opinions of secondary level Thai teachers who teach English. Their perspectives were collected and compared concerning phonological accuracy practice, communicative fluency activities, authentic teaching techniques and determining appropriate ways to solve the problems of phonological teaching…

  17. Teaching and Learning in a School-University Partnership.

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    Harriman, Nancy

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the efficiency of the University of Southern Maine's Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP) in promoting teachers as learners, teaching for learning, and learning to change. Results from longitudinal surveys of program participants indicated that stakeholders considered the strongest dimension of the ETEP to be teaching as a learning…

  18. Understanding Graduate School Aspirations: The Effect of Good Teaching Practices

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    Hanson, Jana M.; Paulsen, Michael B.; Pascarella, Ernest T.

    2016-01-01

    This study examined the effects of good teaching practices on post-baccalaureate degree aspirations using logistic regression techniques on a multi-institutional, longitudinal sample of students at 4-year colleges and universities in the USA. We examined whether eight good teaching practices (non-classroom interactions with faculty, prompt…

  19. [Referring Children who have Difficulties at School to Schools for Children with Special Needs: School Psychologists are Less Discriminating than Teaching Staff].

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    Lanfranchi, Andrea

    2016-01-01

    Children from a migrant background fall through the regular education net more frequently than native children and are subjected disproportionately to special teaching methods that are both separative as well as integrative. Studies up to now show that the discriminating attributions made by teaching staff influence the referral practice significantly. Whether this is also true for school psychologists was unknown and was investigated in the study presented here. By way of the "practice testing" method, 207 school psychologists dealt with a hypothetical case involving a problem student whose first name and family ethnos were systematically varied. The results show that school psychologists are led by separating dispositions of action to a lesser extent than teaching staff and that for the most part they think "culturally neutrally". PMID:26904929

  20. Accountability and intensification of teaching work in Pernambuco’s full-time high school

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    Katharine Ninive Pinto Silva

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we present partial results of the research Teaching Work and Full-time Education in High School. The aim was to identify the processes of accountability in a full-time education program (Programa de Educação Integral - PEI, implemented in Pernambuco’s Reference Schools of high school, and their influences on the conditions of the teaching work. Through document analysis, we infer that the choice made by Pernambuco’s government is anchored in a managerialist, neoproductivist and neotecnicist perspective of management that guides all this process of change. This perspective induces the teaching work through an intense process of responsibility, or accountability, which effects are highlighted by Freitas (2012.

  1. Primary School Teachers' Understanding of Science Process Skills in Relation to Their Teaching Qualifications and Teaching Experience

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    Shahali, Edy H. M.; Halim, Lilia; Treagust, David F.; Won, Mihye; Chandrasegaran, A. L.

    2015-11-01

    This study investigated the understanding of science process skills (SPS) of 329 science teachers from 52 primary schools selected by random sampling. The understanding of SPS was measured in terms of conceptual and operational aspects of SPS using an instrument called the Science Process Skills Questionnaire (SPSQ) with a Cronbach's alpha reliability of 0.88. The findings showed that the teachers' conceptual understanding of SPS was much weaker than their practical application of SPS. The teachers' understanding of SPS differed by their teaching qualifications but not so much by their teaching experience. Emphasis needs to be given to both conceptual and operational understanding of SPS during pre-service and in-service teacher education to enable science teachers to use the skills and implement inquiry-based lessons in schools.

  2. EFFECTIVENESS OF JURISPRUDENTIAL INQUIRY MODEL OF TEACHING ONSOCIAL ATTITUDE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

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    Gopal; S S Patil

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of Jurisprudential Inquiry Model of teaching on Social Attitude of the Secondary school Students.Purposive sampling was done for the collection of the data. Tools used were Social Attitude scale developed by the investigators. Results revealed that Social Attitude of the Experimental Group positively high in the test. Indicating that effectiveness of Jurisprudential Inquiry Model of teaching in developing social atti...

  3. Impact of interactive teaching on the efficient realization of objectives for children in early school age

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Innovation of the practice of teaching through interactive models, new roles of teacher and student, and preference of the activity of the student in the learning process, are found in the basis of changes that is taking place in education in Kosovo. We are talking about actions that aim to improve the quality, durability and applicability of the knowledge that students acquire in school. So today, in all cycles of education, new teaching models are applied that determine the student as an active subject in the teaching process. Interactive teaching is recommended and implemented with significant uplift, because it is becoming a need of modern education, and part of the needs of teachers and students. The extent and quality of mastering the knowledge in a large extent depends on the way work is organized in class and therefore interactive teaching is a key factor to improve the efficiency and quality of learning. Interactive teaching influences a higher level of motivation in the classroom by developing the cooperation between the students and activates the responsibility of the students. They learn about the harmonization of positions, collective action, tolerance and modern communication using different sources of knowledge. In this paper we define the terms of interaction and interactive teaching and actualize a number of other issues related to interactive teaching in the early school age. Also, this paper presents only a part of the authentic results of the two studies combined, one of the results obtained by means of questionnaires given to teachers from nine schools in Kosovo and from the results of interviews conducted with professionists as a focus group. Results from the survey show that interactive learning methods are extensively covered by the school age. They are already very popular in professional environments or communities of teachers since practice proved their effectiveness.

  4. Reaching out :relationship building in a middle school student teaching experience

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    Haughton, Ethel Scrivner

    1996-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to describe how relationships between student teachers and pupils were constructed within the context of the middle school classroom. The questions guiding the study were: How do student teachers develop relationships with pupils in their classes? What factors in the teaching and learning environment influence the development of these relationships? How do these relationships influence the student teaching experience? This study was a qualitativ...

  5. Proposal for usage of e-learning elements in teaching at vocational schools

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    Baňkowski, Tomáš

    2013-01-01

    My Bachelor Work deals with possibilities of usage of e-learning at Secondary Vocational Schools teaching. It contains proposals and methods that are usable in creating of e-learning course. Part of the Bachelor work is also creation of gratis web sites that are designed as a study support for students specialized in Hospitality Services. The content of Bachelor work describes formation process of teaching materials, presentations and web sites. The work is summarized by evaluation of results...

  6. Curricula for the teaching of complete dentures in Spanish and Portuguese dental schools

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    Montero, Javier; Castillo de Oyagüe, Raquel; Albaladejo, Alberto

    2012-01-01

    Objectives: Given the need to ensure that dentists are sufficiently skilled to offer the best possible care to their patients, this study aims to evaluate the teaching methods and clinical experience achieved by undergraduate dental students in Spain and Portugal as regards complete dentures. Study design: In February 2011, a questionnaire seeking information about the preclinical and clinical teaching of complete dentures was e-mailed to all Spanish and Portuguese dental schools with fully d...

  7. Relationship Between The Professional Attitudes Of Secondary School Teachers With Their Teaching Behavior

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    Liaquat Hussain; Asif Jamil; Allah Noor; Muhammad Sibtain; Syed Muhammad Ali Shah

    2011-01-01

    The problem under research was “Relationship between the Professional Attitudes of Secondary School Teachers with Their Teaching Behavior”. Teaching is considered to be the noblest of all the profession. It is termed as the profession of the prophets. A person serving in any profession must have Positive attitude and competence in his profession. This study may be significant for knowing to major sessions of teachers training in relation to their attitude towards their profession. The researc...

  8. DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH ABOUT FIRST AID TEACHING BY PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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    Ruben Navarro Patón

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This research aims to know the current situation of first aid teaching at Elementary School as a Physical Education content. The research population consisted of active teachers who taught Physical Education in Elementary School, in the Lugo province schools. The sample consisted of 36 teachers (N=36. An ad hoc questionnaire with 22 questions about the interest topic was applied to obtain data. The statistical program SPSS version 20.0 was used to analyze data. The results reveal a poor use of first aid as a classroom programming content in Elementary School.

  9. Behavioral science teaching in U.S. medical schools: a 1980 national survey.

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    Blackwell, B; Torem, M

    1982-10-01

    The teaching of behavioral science in medical school has become increasingly complex in the attempt to integrate biological, social, and psychological knowledge. The authors sent a survey questionnaire to determine actual and preferred organizational structures to 130 medical schools; 90 responded. The most frequent structure--46 schools (51%)--was unidepartmental. Thirty-four schools (38%) were multidepartmental, and 10 (11%) had a matrix organization. Schools with a unidepartmental structure reported a higher degree of satisfaction and more organizational advantages. Multidepartmental and matrix models offered some educational advantages at the cost of administrative efficiency. During the 1980s, funding for unidepartmental schools may prove more cost effective than funding for schools with different organizational structures.

  10. Teachers' Transformation as Learning: Teaching Cantonese Opera in Hong Kong Schools with a Teacher-Artist Partnership

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    Leung, Bo Wah

    2014-01-01

    The Hong Kong Government has advocated teaching Cantonese opera in the school music curriculum to promote Chinese culture education. This longitudinal study aims to examine how and why teachers transform within 3 years in learning and teaching Cantonese opera with a teacher-artist partnership approach in schools. Five primary and two secondary…

  11. Learning to Teach Primary Geography in the Context of School Placement: Lessons from an All-Ireland Study

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    Dolan, Anne M.; Waldron, Fionnuala; Pike, Susan; Greenwood, Richard

    2016-01-01

    Teaching education is Ireland is currently undergoing significant structural and conceptual changes. School placement is at the centre of these reforms. This article reports the findings of an all-Ireland study which investigates student teachers' experiences of teaching geography during their school placements. Based on data collected from…

  12. A Proven Way to Incorporate Catholic Social Thought in Business School Curricula: Teaching Two Approaches to Management in the Classroom

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    Dyck, Bruno

    2013-01-01

    Widespread agreement suggests that it is appropriate and desirable to develop and teach business theory and practice consistent with Catholic social teaching (CST) in Catholic business schools. Such a curriculum would cover the same mainstream material taught in other business schools, but then offer a CST approach to business that can be…

  13. Effectiveness of Selected Teaching Strategies in Relation to the Learning Styles of Secondary School Students in India

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    Kamboj, Pooja; Singh, Sushil Kumar

    2015-01-01

    Effective teaching in schools requires flexibility, energy and commitment. Successful teaching also requires that teachers are able to address learner's needs and understand the variations in learner's styles and approaches. Teachers can accomplish these requirements while creating an optimal teaching-learning environment by utilizing a variety of…

  14. Challenges of the Secondary School Context for Inclusive Teaching

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    Pearce, Michelle; Gray, Jan; Campbell-Evans, Glenda

    2010-01-01

    Senate and State Government reviews into inclusion in Australian schools during the last two decades have revealed that the inclusion of students with disabilities in schools has proved challenging. A qualitative study involving interviews with 50 leaders in inclusive education suggest that currently the secondary school context is a barrier to…

  15. High-Tech School Bus Teaches Students on the Road

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    Katims, Lauren

    2011-01-01

    Last year, kindergarten through high school students in the rural Hector, Arkansas, School District barely had the technology resources that keep kids interested in math and science. This year, they potentially have the most advanced resources in the country--before they even step into the classroom. One school bus in Arkansas' Pope County has…

  16. Teaching College Physics at the Local Elementary School

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    Hagedorn, Eric A.

    2006-01-01

    For several years physics faculty at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) have taught physics to pre-service elementary and middle school teachers in an unusual location: the local elementary school! The participating pre-service elementary and middle school teachers are typically in their last semester and are fully immersed in their…

  17. The distinctiveness and effectiveness of science teaching in the Malaysian `Smart school'

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    Tek Ong, Eng; Ruthven, Kenneth

    2010-04-01

    A recent reform initiative in the Malaysian educational system has sought to develop 'Smart schools', intended to better prepare students for adult life in a developing economy and to increase the flow of young people prepared for scientific and technological careers. The study reported in this paper examined lower-secondary science teaching, comparing two Smart schools officially judged to be successfully implementing the reform, with two neighbouring mainstream schools. Through analysis of classroom observation, supported by teacher interview and student report, the distinctive features of science teaching in the Smart schools were found to be use of ICT-based resources and of student-centred approaches, often intertwined to provide extended support for learning; accompanied by a near absence of the note giving and copying prevalent in the mainstream schools. Through analysis of measures of student attitude to science, science process skills and general science attainment, science teaching in Smart schools was found to be relatively effective overall. However, while the positive attitude effect was general, both academic effects were much weaker amongst students who had been of lower attainment on entry to secondary school.

  18. The role of information and communication technologies in improving teaching and learning processes in primary and secondary schools

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to analyse what is happening at schools regarding the integration and use of information and communication technologies (ICT and to examine teachers' perceptions about what teaching and learning processes can be improved through the use of ICT. A multiple-case-study research methodology was applied. From a previous exploratory research, four different types of schools were determined. Data show there is a widespread view that ICT in teaching favours several teaching and learning processes. In particular, it shows that the contribution of ICT to the improvement of teaching and learning processes is higher in the schools that have integrated ICT as an innovation factor. To attain this highest level implies that a school not only has to modernise the technological tools, but also has to change the teaching models: the teacher's role, issues regarding classroom organisational, the teaching and learning processes, and the interaction mechanisms.

  19. Teaching Electronic Literacy A Concepts-Based Approach for School Library Media Specialists

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    Craver, Kathleen W

    1997-01-01

    School library media specialists will find this concepts-based approach to teaching electronic literacy an indispensable basic tool for instructing students and teachers. It provides step-by-step instruction on how to find and evaluate needed information from electronic databases and the Internet, how to formulate successful electronic search strategies and retrieve relevant results, and how to interpret and critically analyze search results. The chapters contain a suggested lesson plan and sample assignments for the school library media specialist to use in teaching electronic literacy skills

  20. The Application of Task-based in English Reading Teaching in Senior High School

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    李孟娟

    2016-01-01

    In the 1980s, Task-based Language Approach, which emphasized "learning in doing", came into being. To develop students' ability of reading comprehension is the main object of the English teaching for senior high school in our country, also is the test focal point. Nowadays, the full mark of the English paper for the college entrance examination is 150 scores, while the reading part occupies 75 scores. Reading speed, the ability of searching for information and predicting and judging affect the students' reading quality. This paper discusses from the theoretical level about how TBLT could be effectively applied to English reading teaching practice in middle school.

  1. Oral Teaching English in Senior School under the Guide of Motivation Theories

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    刘赛阳

    2012-01-01

      Oral English is always ignored by teaching in senior school. After years of learning, as we all know most students are so called high scores and low abilities, or what they obtain is so-called“mute English”. At present, the English teaching in high school mainly emphasis on written examination ability, so the senior student master certain elementary reading, writing and listen⁃ing skills while their speaking competence is poor. The author made some analysis from different aspects of the present situation of senior students and worked out some ways according to the motivation theory in order to arouse students to improve their speaking competence.

  2. The Application of Cooperative Learning Strategy in English Teaching in Secondary School

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    严苏淮

    2014-01-01

    At the beginning of this essay, it introduces the disadvantages of Chinese education system.Next, this essay first describes some basic concepts of Cooperative Learning. Then, it describes the present situation of cooperative Learning in Secondary School. There are many advantages for Secondary School students to learn English with Cooperative Learning. Firstly, it can make the class active; Secondly, it can help students to get self-confidence; If we, English teachers, are able to take full advantage of such a Cooperative Learning mechanism in English teaching, then both our English teaching and students’ English learning will be more exciting.

  3. The Application of Cooperative Learning Strategy in English Teaching in Secondary School

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    严苏淮

    2014-01-01

    At the beginning of this essay, it introduces the disadvantages of Chinese education system .Next, this essay first describes some basic concepts of Cooperative Learning. Then, it describes the present situation of cooperative Learning in Secondary School. There are many advantages for Secondary School students to learn English with Cooperative Learning. Firstly, it can make the class active;Secondly, it can help students to get self-confidence;If we, English teachers, are able to take full advantage of such a Cooperative Learning mechanism in English teaching, then both our English teaching and students’ English learning will be more exciting.

  4. Collocations and Teaching: Investigating word combinations in two English textbooks for Norwegian upper secondary school students

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    de Souza Hodne, Lívia Cerqueira

    2009-01-01

    This master thesis is concerned with the teaching of collocations in upper secondary school level in Norway. The scope of this study is to investigate vocabulary exercises in two textbooks used for the teaching of English at the first year of upper secondary school in Norway. The first aim is to investigate if words presented as single items in the vocabulary exercises are part of collocations in the texts they are taken from. Two research questions are also addressed: how many of these words...

  5. Co-teaching: teachers’ conceptions and practices in a School of Education in Peru

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    Guadalupe Suárez-Diaz

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a descriptive study of two topics: 1 the correspondence between conceptions on co-teaching and the teaching practices of teachers at the School of Education in a private university in Lima; 2 the conditions that favor and restrict co-teaching, from the teachers’ perspective. Through interviews and documentary analysis, the idea of co-teaching as “team teaching” was found to be dominant, even though in practice, autonomy was favored, and teachers are beginning to use a combination of the “station teaching” and “one teach, one drift” models. The courses praised most highly by students were one course developed as “team teaching” and two developed with different degrees of autonomy. The main facilitating factors were personal ones; the main restricting factors were students’ ability and aspects relating to management.

  6. The Application of Body Language to English Teaching in Primary School

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    Luo Lingyu

    2015-01-01

    English as an increasingly widely-used language is critically important in English teaching.But it is not easy for pupils to learn it well for various factors.In that case,body language can benefit both teachers and students.The thesis will clarify the application of it like eye contact,facial expressions and gestures in English teaching of primary school,which can arouse students’ learning interests,create a good study atmosphere,help teachers express themselves and understand students better,enhance the efficiency of English teaching and optimize the course design.

  7. Problems and Countermeasures in Oral English Teaching in Senior Middle Schools

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    周家铭

    2012-01-01

      The English language is widely used now and there is no need for us to talk about its importance. English teaching is aimed to enable students to obtain basic English knowledge and to have the ability to use it in communication by the train⁃ing of listening, speaking, reading and writing. In middle schools, oral English teaching is usually neglected by teachers and stu⁃dents. This article tries to find out the problems and then give us some countermeasures so as to improve oral English teaching.

  8. The Application of Body Language to English Teaching in Primary School

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    罗玲玉

    2015-01-01

    English as an increasingly widely-used language is critically important in English teaching.But it is not easy for pupils to learn it well for various factors.In that case,body language can benefit both teachers and students.The thesis will clarify the application of it like eye contact,facial expressions and gestures in English teaching of primary school,which can arouse students’learning interests,create a good study atmosphere,help teachers express themselves and understand students better,enhance the efficiency of English teaching and optimize the course design.

  9. How to Promote Cultural Teaching in High School English Course

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    Lang Enqiu

    2014-01-01

    The thesis is concerned with the contribution and incorporation of the teaching of culture into the foreign language classroom. More specifically,some consideration will be given to the why and how of teaching culture. It will be demonstrated that teaching a foreign language is not tantamount to giving a homily on syntactic structures or learning new vocabulary and expressions, but mainly incorporates,or should incorporate,some cultural elements,which are intertwined with language itself. Furthermore,an attempt will be made to incorporate culture into the classroom by means of considering some techniques and methods currently used.

  10. Serbian schools and teaching of Serbian language in Greece in the 20th century

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The topic of this work is Serbian schools and the teaching of Serbian language in Greece in the 20th century. During the first half of the 20th century the existence of Serbian people in Turkey (later in Greece was acknowledged through school and church. Thanks to the Serbian schools, Serbs as an invisible minority became a visible one. In the second half of the 20th century there is primarily a teaching of Serbian language as a foreign language. During this period, Serbian was accepted primarily by Greeks at courses and private classes. At the beginning of the nineties in the 20th century because of the war in the territory of Yugoslavia, a large number of refugees went to Greece. Teaching of Serbian as a native language was organized only ten years later (at the beginning of 21st century. In some places, the schools are located in consular sections and have the assistance of the country of origin (Thessalonica, Katerini while in Hani (Crete immigrants organized them-selves without the assistance from the country of origin. By studying Serbian schools and the teaching of Serbian language, this work considers relation towards language as a symbol of ethnic identity - at the individual level, at the level of receiving country and at the level of country of origin.

  11. The role of information and communication technologies in improving teaching and learning processes in primary and secondary schools

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    Sangrà, Albert; González-Sanmamed, Mercedes

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to analyse what is happening at schools regarding the integration and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and to examine teachers’ perceptions about what teaching and learning processes can be improved through the use of ICT. A multiple-case-study research methodology was applied. From a previous exploratory research, four different types of schools were determined. Data show there is a widespread view that ICT in teaching favours several teach...

  12. A Study on the Application of the Pictographic Memorizing Method in Se-nior High School English Vocabulary Teaching

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    张欢

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, upon the pictographic theory and the behaviorist theory, based on Xiang’s (2007) pictographic memoriz-ing method, the author designs the corresponding procedure of the senior high school English vocabulary teaching. This research results show that, the application of the pictographic memorizing method in senior high school English vocabulary teaching is fea-sible and the teaching effect is relatively good.

  13. EFFECTIVENESS OF PRACTICE-TEACHING IN TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS AT SECONDARY SCHOOL

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    2015-01-01

    Teaching is the most artistic but complex activity performed by every teacher. The task of preparing teacher falls under the area of teacher education. The goals of education cannot be achieved unless teachers have the necessary skills and competencies. For achieving these competencies practical knowledge of teaching is the utmost necessity. From this point of view practice teaching programme is the most important component of teacher education programme and for the teachers. P...

  14. TEACHING THE SUITABILITY OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS IN HIGH SCHOOL

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    Khabibullina Guzel Zabirovna; Khairullina Liliya Emitovna

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of the study "Teaching the feasibility of using computer technology in the teaching of mathematics at the university" is a theoretical basis for effective use of computer technology in teaching higher mathematics at the university. The article explains the need to find effective ways to organize the educational process of the structure and content of a careful selection of the mathematical training of students. The scientific novelty of this research is to determine the feasibilit...

  15. Five things they don’t teach you in medical school

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    Ball, Chad G.; Grondin, Sean C.; Dixon, Elijah; Lillemoe, Keith D.; Bhandari, Mohit; Parry, Neil

    2016-01-01

    Summary You graduate from medical school with dreams of beginning your residency, during which you will study and train within the specialty you love more than any other. While you may be book-smart at this point in your career, medical school does not teach you everything you need to know. During residency you will learn the didactic and technical requirements for your future staff job, but medical school won’t explicitly address many of the crucial “dos and don’ts” of a successful 2- to 5-year postgraduate training voyage. Here we discuss a few of the important things about residency that you’ll need to know that they don’t teach you in medical school. PMID:27668328

  16. A Diagnosis of English Language Teaching in Public Elementary Schools in Pasto, Colombia

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    Full Text Available English teaching in Colombian primary schools became a requirement because of the promulgation of the Law of Education in 1994. Taking into account that this decision produced some difficulties in the schools, a study was conducted to diagnose the state of English language teaching in primary schools in Pasto, Colombia. Data were gathered through classroom observation, a questionnaire, and interviews. The results showed that teachers are not well versed either in methodology or in the command of the English language; there was no English syllabus; didactic materials were nonexistent; and the children’s lack of motivation was the most critical problem. Teachers, institutions and the government have to take into account these findings in order to improve English learning in primary schools.

  17. Teaching physiology to dental students: matching teaching and learning styles in a South African dental school.

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    Allers, Nico

    2010-09-01

    This study compared the preference for learning styles of dental students in a small class in physiology at a South African university with the preference for teaching styles of the lecturers. It also analyzed and evaluated the teaching methods and aids the lecturers used. The study was done in the last teaching block of the year after students have been exposed to all the lecturing styles in the same premedical subject. Two separate questionnaires were used in the study in order to evaluate teaching methods and teaching media used by the lecturers and to measure the teaching methods and teaching media that students preferred. Through a critical analysis of the data, it was found that the students preferred cooperative and active teaching/learning experiences more than the lecturers are using them. The study emphasizes the importance of students being actively involved in the teaching-learning process through cooperative methods. This may enhance their ability to utilize cognitive skills such as creative thinking, interpretation, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

  18. Employ Game Teaching Method in the Primary School English Classroom

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    2015-01-01

    on the basis of linguistics, psychology and other related theory, we should carry out game teaching method to make students learn easily and happily because of the lack of interest and other problems in some parts of our country.

  19. English Reading Teaching Strategies on the Senior School

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    许佩芬

    2010-01-01

    @@ As we've known,reading is one of methods to get information for a foreign language learner.It is not only one of purposes in English learning,but also a difficulty in English teaching.Therefore,educating and raising the students' abilities of reading and understanding becomes one of the most important tasks in teaching,but how to improve the students'abilities of reading and understanding?

  20. The Application of Body Language in Middle School English Teaching

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    李兰芳

    2012-01-01

    This paper elaborates the concept and characteristics of body language and emphasizes the function of body language in English teaching. The usages of the eyes, facial expressions, the senses of touch and gestures, which can set off the content of the English course, make English teaching attain a new state that is full of feeling. Usually, it can arise the students'interest in English studying. Meanwhile, this paper gives us some rune tional suggestions and conclusions.

  1. The Application of Affective Education in Middle School English Teaching

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    练吴飞

    2014-01-01

    It is acknowledged that affection widely affects cognitive activity of individuals in teaching process. While in learning process, affection will greatly affect the motivation of studying and determine whether learners can get as much information as they can. Starting with the problems existed in English Teaching and the definition of affective education, the paper mainly pres-ent several ways to advocate affective education, which includes establish harmonious relations between students and teachers and so on.

  2. Changes of high school English teaching model under the directions of new English Curriculum Standard

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    杨丽萍

    2014-01-01

    Communications around the world becomes common with the quickening of China’s reform and open door policies and widening of international communications, thus it is very pressing to modify the model of high school English class for students’concept of English use as a tool. This paper focuses on the change of English class teaching model in high schools under the direction of New English Curriculum Standard and its purposes and effects.

  3. Teaching the Science of Safety in US Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy

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    Holdford, David A.; Warholak, Terri L.; West-Strum, Donna; Bentley, John P.; Malone, Daniel C.; Murphy, John E.

    2011-01-01

    This paper provides baseline information on integrating the science of safety into the professional degree curriculum at colleges and schools of pharmacy. A multi-method examination was conducted that included a literature review, key informant interviews of 30 individuals, and in-depth case studies of 5 colleges and schools of pharmacy. Educators believe that they are devoting adequate time to science of safety topics and doing a good job teaching students to identify, understand, report, ma...

  4. Educational models in academic research on the teaching practices in science education in elementary school

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    Rebeca Chiacchio Azevedo Fernandes; Jorge Megid Neto

    2013-01-01

    We intended to identify the features and pedagogical trends of the school practices proposed and implemented in thesis and dissertations directed to science education at elementary school level from 1972 to 2005. Thirty studies were analysed regarding the teaching methodology, instructional resources, teacher-student relationships, evaluation, theoretical framework, and educational model (traditional, rediscovery, constructivist, technicist, STS, socio-cultural). We found that the constructiv...

  5. High School Teaching and College Performance: Looking for Connections

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    Tai, Robert H.

    2006-12-01

    How much impact does high school have on college? Are decisions about classroom activities and student work in high school physics associated with student performance in college physics? In our paper, we look at several aspects of high school physics including laboratory experiences, homework activities, and classroom activities and their association with college physics grades. Our results revisit in greater depth and earlier analysis carried out a decade earlier.

  6. Primary school teachers' attitude towards teaching home economics

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    Lah, Maja

    2015-01-01

    School subject Home Economics provides quality knowledge of solutions to various problems of life for students in elementary school. The experts from IFHE (International Federation for Home Economics) are trying to develop Home Economics school subject from its ancient basics of kitchen tasks to modern challenges. With progress in society and changes in lifestyle, they are aware of individual's role changes in society. Even though the subject Home Economics includes many modern topics, both s...

  7. Cultures of Teaching in Childhood: Formal Schooling and Maya Sibling Teaching at Home

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    2004-01-01

    Culture can be thought of a set of shared practices, beliefs, and values that are transmitted across generations through language [Bruner, J. (1990). "Acts of meaning". Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press]. Teaching is one way that culture is transmitted, but forms of teaching vary across cultures and across activity settings within cultures.…

  8. Teaching Methods Influencing the Sustainability of the Teaching Process in Technology Education in General Education Schools

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    Soobik, Mart

    2014-01-01

    The sustainability of technology education is related to a traditional understanding of craft and the methods used to teach it; however, the methods used in the teaching process have been influenced by the innovative changes accompanying the development of technology. In respect to social and economic development, it is important to prepare young…

  9. A Teaching Method to Develop a Critical Thinking of the Students of the General Education Ecclesiastical School

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    Phrakhruvisitpattanaporn; Saner Piromjitrapong; Saman Asavabhumi

    2012-01-01

    Problem statement: The objectives of the research were to study (1) the teaching method to develop a critical thinking of the students of the General Education Ecclesiastical School, (2) the effectiveness of the teaching method to develop a critical thinking of the students of the General Education Ecclesiastical School. Approach: The populations were the students of 35 general education ecclesiastical schools in the provinces of Ubon Ratchathani, Yasothon and Amnat Charoen. The samples of 43...

  10. Anatomic Total Shoulder System

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  11. Different Habitus: Different Strategies in Teaching Physics? Relationships between Teachers' Social, Economic and Cultural Capital and Strategies in Teaching Physics in Upper Secondary School

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    Engström, Susanne; Carlhed, Carina

    2014-01-01

    With environmental awareness in the societies of today, political steering documents emphasize that all education should include sustainable development. But it seems to be others competing ideals for teaching physics, or why do the physics teachers teach as they do? Physics teachers in secondary school in Sweden have generally, been focused on…

  12. A Portrait of a Teacher's Life: Learning to Teach, Curriculum-Making, and Teaching about Islam in a Public School

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    Aown, Najwa

    2012-01-01

    Despite the importance and the inclusion of teaching about religion in most national and state curriculum standards, especially in social studies curriculum, many public school teachers are not adequately prepared to how, and what, to teach about religion, in particular Islam. As a result, many teachers are left alone to sink and swim in their…

  13. Prepared for practice? Law teaching and assessment in UK medical schools.

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    Preston-Shoot, Michael; McKimm, Judy

    2010-11-01

    A revised core curriculum for medical ethics and law in UK medical schools has been published. The General Medical Council requires medical graduates to understand law and ethics and behave in accordance with ethical and legal principles. A parallel policy agenda emphasises accountability, the development of professionalism and patient safety. Given the renewed focus on teaching and learning law alongside medical ethics and the development of professional identity, this survey aimed to identify how medical schools are responding to the preparation of medical students for practice in the future. Questions were asked about the location, content and methods of teaching and assessment of law in undergraduate medical education. Examples of course documentation were requested to illustrate the approaches being taken. A 76% response rate was achieved. Most responding schools integrate law teaching with medical ethics, emphasising both the acquisition of knowledge and its application in a clinical context. Teaching, learning and assessment of law in clinical attachments is much less formalised than that in non-clinical education. Coverage of recommended topic areas varies, raising questions about the degree to which students can embed their knowledge and skills in actual practice. More positively, teaching does not rely on single individuals and clear descriptions were offered for problem-based and small group case-based learning. Further research is required to explore whether there are optimum ways of ensuring that legal knowledge, and skills in its use, form part of the development of professionalism among doctors in training.

  14. An Interactive Teaching – Learning Tool for Underprivileged Children in Rural Schools

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    H.Vignesh Ramamoorthy

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available In a country like India, there are children who starve for food, water and cannot spend time for studying and they have to work hard, to get one meal a day. The dropouts in schools are high because of various reasons. Education is not at affordable cost, government must bring some schemes. 80% schools suffer from shortage of teachers, infrastructural gaps and several habitations. There are also frequent allegations of government schools being riddled with absenteeism and mismanagement and appointments are based on political convenience. Despite the allure of free lunch-food in the government schools, many parents send their children to private schools. As a result, proponents of low cost private schools, critiqued government schools as being poor value for money. Furthermore, many international schools with most modern Information Communication Technology (ICT tools are mushrooming even in remote villages because the rural elites who are able to afford school fees in a country where large number of families live in absolute poverty. The major objective of this paper is to develop an interactive teaching-learning tool with multimedia applications for underprivileged children in rural schools. This tool will help the rural school children to have quality education at an affordable cost.

  15. School, Teaching, and System Effectiveness: Some Comments on Three State-of-the-Art Reviews

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    Scheerens, Jaap

    2014-01-01

    In this commentary, the 3 review papers by Reynolds et al. (this issue), Muijs et al. (this issue), and Hopkins, Stringfield, Harris, Stoll, and Mackay (this issue) on "educational effectiveness", "teaching effectiveness", and "school and system improvement" are discussed. In the text, the 3 papers are occasionally…

  16. School, teaching, and system effectiveness: some comments on three state-of-the-art reviews

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    2014-01-01

    In this commentary, the 3 review papers by Reynolds et al. (this issue), Muijs et al. (this issue), and Hopkins, Stringfield, Harris, Stoll, and Mackay (this issue) on “educational effectiveness”, “teaching effectiveness”, and “school and system improvement” are discussed. In the text, the 3 papers

  17. Toledo Guiding Principles on Teaching about Religions and Beliefs in Public Schools: Executive Summary

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    Santoro, Simona

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the author provides an executive summary of the Toledo guiding principles on teaching about religions and beliefs in public schools in Spain. The Toledo Guiding Principles have been prepared in order to contribute to an improved understanding of the world's increasing religious diversity and the growing presence of religion in the…

  18. Videos for Teachers: Successful Teaching Strategies in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms. [CD-ROM].

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    This CD-ROM provides information on successful teaching strategies for elementary and middle school teachers. One section offers links to curriculum and lesson planning strategies in the areas of English as a Second Language, library, arts, classroom management, English/language arts, foreign languages, global education, health/physical education,…

  19. The Relationship among Principals' Technology Leadership, Teaching Innovation, and Students' Academic Optimism in Elementary Schools

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    Hsieh, Chuan-Chung; Yen, Hung-Chin; Kuan, Liu-Yen

    2014-01-01

    This study empirically investigates the relationships among principals' technology leadership, teaching innovations, and students' academic optimism by surveying elementary school educators across Taiwan. Of the total 1,080 questionnaires distributed, 755 valid surveys were returned for a 69.90% return rate. Teachers were asked to indicate the…

  20. One Secondary School's Subject-Area Teachers' Perspectives on Co-Teaching Students with Special Needs

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    Legutko, Robert S.

    2015-01-01

    This study is an action research study conducted at one rural northeastern Pennsylvania junior/senior high school to gain secondary education subject-area teacher's perspectives on educating students with special needs in a co-teaching environment. A written open-ended questionnaire was issued to relevant faculty members which determined that…

  1. Supporting Co-Teaching Teams in High Schools: Twenty Research-Based Practices

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    Nierengarten, Gerry

    2013-01-01

    Including students with special needs in the general education classroom is being widely promoted in the public schools. This practice places a heavy burden on the general educator who is often inadequately trained to meet the needs of such a diverse classroom. Co-teaching has been one of the support strategies used to address the challenges and…

  2. Context as Mediator: Teaching Residents' Opportunity and Learning in High-Need Urban Schools

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    Kolman, Joni S.; Roegman, Rachel; Goodwin, A. Lin

    2016-01-01

    This article presents findings from an exploratory empirical study of teaching residents' opportunities and learning within the overlapping contexts of English as a Second Language (ESL)/special education classrooms and high-need urban schools. Utilizing documentation from the first year of a teacher residency program, our findings illustrate the…

  3. Evaluating the Quality of Learning Environments and Teaching Practice in Special Schools

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    Hedegaard-Soerensen, Lotte; Tetler, Susan

    2016-01-01

    This article reports on findings of a study which objective is the development of an instrument for systematic evaluation and improvement of the quality of teaching in special schools. The article describes the research process which led to the construction of the instrument as well as the way teachers can use the instrument to improve the quality…

  4. An Action Research Study: Using Classroom Guidance Lessons to Teach Middle School Students about Sexual Harassment

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    Bates, Rebecca C.

    2006-01-01

    This article describes a three-part classroom guidance lesson that teaches middle school students the definition of sexual harassment, the difference between flirting and sexual harassment, and the harmful effects of sexual harassment. An action research study evaluated the effectiveness of the lessons in decreasing referrals for sexual harassment…

  5. Secondary School Teachers' Perspectives on Teaching about Topics That Bridge Science and Religion

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    Billingsley, Berry; Riga, Fran; Taber, Keith S.; Newdick, Helen

    2014-01-01

    The question of where to locate teaching about the relationships between science and religion has produced a long-running debate. Currently, science and religious education (RE) are statutory subjects in England and are taught in secondary schools by different teachers. This paper reports on an interview study in which 16 teachers gave their…

  6. STUDY CONFERENCE ON TEACHING ARABIC AT THE SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL. FINAL REPORT.

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    A STUDY CONFERENCE WAS HELD IN SALT LAKE CITY IN 1963 ON THE TEACHING OF ARABIC AT THE SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL. THE DISCUSSION WAS CONCERNED PRIMARILY WITH THE FOLLOWING TOPICS--(1) ADEQUACY OF THE AVAILABLE KHOURY ARABIC MATERIALS, (2) THE MEANS OF PERFORMING ANY NECESSARY REVISION OF THE MATERIALS, (3) THE MEANS OF REPRODUCING THE TEXTS AND…

  7. Embracing Reason Egalitarian Ideals and the Teaching of High School Mathematics

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    Tells a single story, in many voices, about a set of changes in mathematics teaching practice in a high school and how those efforts influenced and were influenced by a local university. This book challenges us to rethink boundaries between theory and practice and the relative roles of teachers and university faculty in educational endeavors.

  8. Nuclear Dangers: A Resource Guide for Secondary School Teachers. Teaching Nuclear Issues.

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    Meier, Paulette; McPherson, Beth

    Provided in this guide are annotated lists of teacher and student resources for teaching and learning about nuclear issues in the secondary school. Resources are grouped into five major sections. The first section (background reading for teachers) contains books and articles focusing on nuclear issues (nuclear war; arms race/disarmament; nuclear…

  9. Opportunities and Challenges: Integration of ICT in Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Secondary Schools, Nairobi, Kenya

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    Amuko, Sheila; Miheso, Marguerite; Ndeuthi, Sophie

    2015-01-01

    This presentation is based on a larger study whose purpose was to explore the various opportunities and challenges influencing integration of ICT in teaching and learning Mathematics in secondary schools in Nairobi County. The study, adopted a descriptive survey design. Three instruments questionnaires', a structured interview schedule and an…

  10. Teaching multiplication and division realistically in Indonesian primary schools : a prototype of local instructional theory

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    2002-01-01

    The implementation of the 1994 mathematics curriculum in Indonesian primary schools is focusing on the teaching and learning arithmetic. The goals are to prepare the students to use and apply their mathematics knowledge and mathematical way of thinking in solving problems in their life and in learni

  11. Prevent-Teach-Reinforce: The School-Based Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support

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    Dunlap, Glen; Iovannone, Rose; Kincaid, Donald; Wilson, Kelly; Christiansen, Kathy; Strain, Phillip; English, Carie

    2010-01-01

    Solve serious behavior challenges in K-8 classrooms with this easy-to-use book, the first practical guide to the research-proven Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) model. Developed by some of the most respected authorities on positive behavior support, this innovative model gives school-based teams a five-step plan for reducing problems unresolved by…

  12. Awareness of Societal Issues among High School Biology Teachers Teaching Genetics

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    Lazarowitz, Reuven; Bloch, Ilit

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how aware high school biology teachers are of societal issues (values, moral, ethic, and legal issues) while teaching genetics, genetics engineering, molecular genetics, human heredity, and evolution. The study includes a short historical review of World War II atrocities during the Holocaust when…

  13. Revealing the Hidden Wave: Using the Very Small Radio Telescope to Teach High School Physics

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    Doherty, Michael; Fish, Vincent L.; Needles, Madeleine

    2011-01-01

    Scientists and teachers have worked together to produce teaching materials for the Very Small Radio Telescope (VSRT), an easy-to-use, low-cost apparatus that can be used in multiple laboratory experiments in high school and university physics and astronomy classes. In this article, we describe the motivation for the VSRT and several of the…

  14. Learning to Teach English Learners: Instructional Coaching and Developing Novice High School Teacher Capacity

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    Russell, Felice Atesoglu

    2015-01-01

    The number of English learners (ELs) in our schools continues to increase, and at the same time, the academic achievement of ELs consistently lags behind the achievement of native-English-speaking peers. These second language learners bring with them a set of special needs for teaching and learning, especially for mainstream content area teachers,…

  15. Task-Based Learning and Teaching in China: Secondary School Teachers' Beliefs and Practices

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    Zheng, Xinmin; Borg, Simon

    2014-01-01

    While much has been written about task-based language teaching (TBLT), research examining teachers' understandings of what TBLT means remains limited. This article explores the understandings of TBLT of three Chinese secondary school teachers of English and the implementation of TBLT in their lessons. Narrative accounts were constructed for…

  16. Historical evidence for the origin of teaching hospital, medical school and the rise of academic medicine.

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    Modanlou, H D

    2011-04-01

    Historical progression and the development of current teaching hospitals, medical schools and biomedical research originated from the people of many civilizations and cultures. Greeks, Indians, Syriacs, Persians and Jews, assembled first in Gondi-Shapur during the Sasanian empire in Persia, and later in Baghdad during the Golden Age of Islam, ushering the birth of current academic medicine. PMID:21233794

  17. Teaching for Active Learning in Two Primary-Level Islamic Schools (Madrasahs in North Sumatra

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    Full Text Available Teaching for active learning is an instructional strategy that has been promoted for some time in Indonesia through various government educational reform initiatives and international development efforts. These efforts, however, have tended to target teachers in public primary schools (SD: sekolah dasar or public junior high schools (SMP: sekolah menengah pertama rather than equivalent schools in the Islamic education sector (madrasah ibtidâ’iyah and madrasah tsanawiyah. Utilizing data gathered from focus group discussions, individual interviews, and classroom discussions, this action research study examined the specific challenges faced by Islamic Studies teachers in teaching for active learning in two public Islamic primary schools (MIN: madrasah ibtidâ’iyah negeri in the district of Deli Serdang, North Sumatra. Our article goes on to describe the difficulties Islamic Studies teachers have in applying active learning teaching strategies learned in demonstrations of teaching for active learning in science, mathematics and other secular subjects to Islamic Studies. Key Words: Islamic Education, Active Learning, Religious Studies, Indonesia

  18. A Teaching-Learning Method Enhancing Problem Solving and Motivation in Secondary Schools.

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    Markoczi-Revak, Ibolya

    2003-01-01

    Presents a teaching-learning method for enhancing problem solving and motivation for studying science in secondary schools. Emerges from a former survey which, found that the motivation of 14-18-year-olds as measured by the Kozekik-Entwistle test was at a rather low level. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/YDS)

  19. Canonical Pedagogical Content Knowledge by Cores for Teaching Acid-Base Chemistry at High School

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    Alvarado, Clara; Cañada, Florentina; Garritz, Andoni; Mellado, Vicente

    2015-01-01

    The topic of acid-base chemistry is one of the oldest in general chemistry courses and it has been almost continuously in academic discussion. The central purpose of documenting the knowledge and beliefs of a group of ten Mexican teachers with experience in teaching acid-base chemistry in high school was to know how they design, prepare and…

  20. Teachers Talking about Teaching and School: Collaboration and Reflective Practice via Critical Friends Groups

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    Kuh, Lisa P.

    2016-01-01

    Reflective practice has potentially positive effects on an organization's capacity to focus on student learning and teaching practices. In an effort to comply with policy and provide teachers with opportunities to reflect on their practice, districts, schools, and teachers have turned to various models that feature collaborative experiences. One…

  1. Characterizing Teaching Effectiveness in the Joint Action Theory in Didactics: An Exploratory Study in Primary School

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    Sensevy, Gérard

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents an exploratory study of two consecutive reading sessions conducted in primary school by two different teachers. Our purpose is twofold. From a theoretical viewpoint, we propose a tentative set of conditions of teaching effectiveness by relying on the Joint Action Theory in Didactics. From a methodological viewpoint, drawing on…

  2. "Approaches to the Teaching of Special Relativity Theory in High School and University Textbooks of Argentina"

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    Arriassecq, Irene; Greca, Ileana Maria

    2007-01-01

    In this work, we presented an analysis of the representation of the special relativity theory (SRT) in the most used texts in high school, Polimodal level and university level in the teaching in the Argentine Republic, from a historic, epistemological and didactic perspective. The results show that none of the analyzed texts would allow a…

  3. Random Assignment within Schools: Lessons Learned from the Teach for America Experiment

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    Glazerman, Steven

    2012-01-01

    Randomized trials are a common way to provide rigorous evidence on the impacts of education programs. This article discusses the trade-offs associated with study designs that involve random assignment of students within schools and describes the experience from one such study of Teach for America (TFA). The TFA experiment faced challenges with…

  4. Teach for America's Preferential Treatment: School District Contracts, Hiring Decisions, and Employment Practices

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    Brewer, T. Jameson; Kretchmar, Kerry; Sondel, Beth; Ishmael, Sarah; Manfra, Meghan McGlinn

    2016-01-01

    Teach For America (TFA) began in 1990 as an organization purportedly interested in working towards ameliorating a national teacher shortage by sending its corps members into urban and rural schools. In the decades that followed, especially during and immediately following a nationwide onslaught of teacher layoffs instigated by the 2008 Great…

  5. Making a Difference? The Effects of Teach for America in High School. Working Paper 17. Revised

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    Xu, Zeyu; Hannaway, Jane; Taylor, Colin

    2009-01-01

    This research investigates the relative effectiveness (in terms of student tested achievement) of Teach for America (TFA) teachers, and examines the validity of the criticisms of TFA. Specifically, the authors look at TFA teachers in secondary schools, and especially in math and science, where considerable program growth is planned over the next…

  6. Teaching Writing to Middle School Students in Portugal and in Brazil: An Exploratory Study

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    Veiga Simão, Ana Margarida; Malpique, Anabela Abreu; Frison, Lourdes Maria Bragagnolo; Marques, André

    2016-01-01

    Learning how to write is a challenging process, typically developed in schools. Teachers' practices in teaching writing, however, have been under researched. The aim of this study was to survey a sample of teachers from Portugal (n = 96) and Brazil (n = 99) about their practices for and perceptions about writing instruction. Teachers reported on…

  7. Promoting Ethical Reasoning, Affect and Behaviour Among High School Students: An Evaluation of Three Teaching Strategies.

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    DeHaan, Robert; Hanford, Russell; Kinlaw, Kathleen; Philler, David; Snarey, John

    1997-01-01

    Compares the effectiveness of three classes teaching ethical reasoning to high school students. The three classes were an introductory ethics class, a blended economics-ethics class, and a role-model ethics class taught by graduate students. Tests measured the ways students reason, feel, and act with regard to ethical-normative issues. (MJP)

  8. An Essay on the Teaching of Leadership to Undergraduates in Business Schools

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    Kosicek, Paul Michael

    2008-01-01

    Business schools across the United States since the late 1800s have taught accounting concepts, business tactics, and management skills in their predominately management-oriented core curricula. They strive to provide students with an effective toolbox designed to improve market share and the bottom line. The teaching of management exposes the…

  9. High School Band Students' and Directors' Perceptions of Verbal and Nonverbal Teaching Behaviors

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    Whitaker, Jennifer A.

    2011-01-01

    This study was designed to examine the use and perception of selected teaching behaviors of high school band directors. Videotaped rehearsals of six band directors' top-performing ensembles were analyzed for conductor magnitude, sequential pattern components, and instructional pacing. Directors and students rated video excerpts of their…

  10. Elementary School Teachers' Use of Technology during Mathematics Teaching

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    Polly, Drew

    2014-01-01

    Various educational technologies have been advanced as potential vehicles to transform teaching and learning. Still, research studies have documented that primary school teachers struggle to integrate technology in meaningful ways. This article presents the findings of a year-long study in which the author frequently observed three primary school…

  11. Preservice Educators' Perceptions of Teaching in an Urban Middle School Setting: A Lesson from the Amistad

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    Hill, Pixita del Prado; Phelps, Stephen; Friedland, Ellen S.

    2007-01-01

    Preparing European-American preservice teachers for diverse urban school settings pose multiple challenges. Of primary concern are the differences in race, culture, and community between teachers and students. Because new teachers prefer to work where they grew up, most preservice teachers want to teach students who are like themselves in familiar…

  12. Factors Influencing the Adoption of the Internet as a Teaching Tool at Foreign Language Schools

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    Martins, Claudia B. M. J.; Steil, Andrea V.; Todesco, Jose L.

    2004-01-01

    The present article describes a research that determined the factors influencing language schools in Brazil to adopt the Internet as a teaching tool. The theoretical framework used was Rogers, E. (1995). "Diffusion of innovation" (4th ed.). New York: The Free Press. theory of perceived attributes. A survey was carried out with 92 language schools…

  13. Professional Development in Person: Identity and the Construction of Teaching within a High School Science Department

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    Deneroff, Victoria

    2016-01-01

    This is a narrative inquiry into the role of professional development in the construction of teaching practice by an exemplary urban high school science teacher. I collected data during 3 years of ethnographic participant observation in Marie Gonzalez's classroom. Marie told stories about her experiences in ten years of professional development…

  14. Rhetorical Grammar and the Grammar of Schooling: Teaching Powerful Verbs in the English National Literacy Strategy

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    Lefstein, Adam

    2009-01-01

    This article traces the trajectory of educational ideas through policy, curricular materials and enactment in the classroom. Specifically, I examine current English policy regarding the teaching of grammar in primary schools, and its enactment in a Year 3 (8-year olds) literacy lesson. While the policy advances a broadly rhetorical approach to…

  15. Teaching Grammar to School-Aged Children with Specific Language Impairment Using Shape Coding

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    Ebbels, Susan

    2007-01-01

    This paper describes an approach to teaching grammar which has been designed for school-aged children with specific language impairment (SLI). The approach uses shapes, colours and arrows to make the grammatical rules of English explicit. Evidence is presented which supports the use of this approach with older children in the areas of past tense…

  16. Why so Many Structural Changes in Schools and so Little Reform in Teaching Practice?

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    Cuban, Larry

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The aim of this paper is to explain how errors in policymaking contribute to the minimal impact that structural, curricular and cultural changes have made on teaching practice in American schools. Design/methodology/approach: Drawing on the author's research legacy, the paper extends an historical analysis to explore and explain current…

  17. Summer School Teaching and Learning: Some Thoughts from Undergraduate Business Students

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    Ho, Henry; Karagiannidis, Vanaja

    2007-01-01

    This paper analyses summer teaching and learning from an undergraduate business student's perception. The survey reported here was designed to investigate how undergraduate business students perceived a marketing subject--Introduction to Marketing-- during summer school. At the same time, this research investigates the duration of study, the…

  18. School Climate and Social-Emotional Learning: Predicting Teacher Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Teaching Efficacy

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    Collie, Rebecca J.; Shapka, Jennifer D.; Perry, Nancy E.

    2012-01-01

    The aims of this study were to investigate whether and how teachers' perceptions of social-emotional learning and climate in their schools influenced three outcome variables--teachers' sense of stress, teaching efficacy, and job satisfaction--and to examine the interrelationships among the three outcome variables. Along with sense of job…

  19. The Teaching of Reference in American Library Schools. Historical Paper 4

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    Cheney, Frances Neel

    2015-01-01

    In this article, the author proposes to present a superficial view of what is being taught in the 32 American Library Association accredited graduate library schools. She briefly discusses and answers the following three questions: (1) Who is teaching reference?; (2) What is being taught?; and (3) How is it being taught? [For the commentary on…

  20. Teaching Practices and Teachers' Perceptions of Group Creative Practices in Inclusive Rural Schools

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    Arrazola, Begoña Vigo; Bozalongo, Juana Soriano

    2014-01-01

    The central purpose of this paper is to highlight the research in a context where inclusive education is recognised within current global challenges in education. We aim to present different teaching practices and perceptions of teachers from rural schools regarding attention to diversity, before and during a collaborative action that reinforces…

  1. Historical evidence for the origin of teaching hospital, medical school and the rise of academic medicine.

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    Modanlou, H D

    2011-04-01

    Historical progression and the development of current teaching hospitals, medical schools and biomedical research originated from the people of many civilizations and cultures. Greeks, Indians, Syriacs, Persians and Jews, assembled first in Gondi-Shapur during the Sasanian empire in Persia, and later in Baghdad during the Golden Age of Islam, ushering the birth of current academic medicine.

  2. Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Together: Reflective Assessments for Middle and High School English and Social Studies

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    Ellis, Arthur K.; Evans, Laurynn

    2010-01-01

    This book offers easy-to-use classroom strategies for middle and high school English and Social Studies classrooms. They demonstrate how teaching, learning, and assessment are inseparable and seamless. Each strategy will engage your students in activity and reflection, consuming little class time, costing nothing, and uniting the three dimensions…

  3. Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Together: Reflective Assessments for Middle and High School Mathematics and Science

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    Ellis, Arthur K.; Denton, David W.

    2010-01-01

    This book offers easy-to-use classroom strategies for middle and high school Mathematics and Science classrooms. They demonstrate how teaching, learning, and assessment are inseparable and seamless. Each strategy will engage your students in activity and reflection, consuming little class time, costing nothing, and uniting the three dimensions of…

  4. On Learning British and American Literature in English Teaching in High School

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    2015-01-01

    In China, the current English textbooks cover some topics about British and American literature in high school. From learning the literature, the students can learn English better, at the same time, the teachers are asked to be familiar with literature, thus, they can teach effectively.

  5. The Role of Teaching Poetry in Developing Literacy in Greek Primary School: A Case Study

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    Aravani, Evagelia

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this case study is to examine the ways in which the systematic teaching of poetry reading at Greek primary school enhances children's interest in reading and helps develop their oral skills by enriching their vocabulary and creative thinking. The present poetry project was implemented at a Greek public kindergarten in Rethymno,…

  6. Nano Goes to School: A Teaching Model of the Atomic Force Microscope

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    Planinsic, Gorazd; Kovac, Janez

    2008-01-01

    The paper describes a teaching model of the atomic force microscope (AFM), which proved to be successful in the role of an introduction to nanoscience in high school. The model can demonstrate the two modes of operation of the AFM (contact mode and oscillating mode) as well as some basic principles that limit the resolution of the method. It can…

  7. Polar Bears, Hot Coffee, Wireless Schools, and Much More: Teaching American Studies in Norway

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    Potter, Lee Ann

    2010-01-01

    In this article, the author shares her experience and her observations as a Roving Scholar of American Studies in Norway through the Norway Fulbright Foundation grant. The author visited upper secondary schools all over Norway, teaching lessons to both students and teachers on topics related to U.S. history, government, culture, and geography. She…

  8. Teaching English in Heterogeneous Classes in the Intermediate (Junior High) School.

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    Eight workshops are summarized that were presented February 23-27, 1992, at the School of In-Service Training in Jerusalem. Topics covered included an introduction to teaching heterogeneous classes, personal construct theory, interaction strategies, cooperative learning, and computer usage. (LB)

  9. Teaching Basic Quantum Mechanics in Secondary School Using Concepts of Feynman Path Integrals Method

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    Fanaro, Maria de los Angeles; Otero, Maria Rita; Arlego, Marcelo

    2012-01-01

    This paper discusses the teaching of basic quantum mechanics in high school. Rather than following the usual formalism, our approach is based on Feynman's path integral method. Our presentation makes use of simulation software and avoids sophisticated mathematical formalism. (Contains 3 figures.)

  10. Critical Media Pedagogy: Teaching for Achievement in City Schools. Language & Literacy

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    Morrell, Ernest; Duenas, Rudy; Garcia, Veronica; Lopez, Jorge

    2013-01-01

    This practical book examines how teaching media in high school English and social studies classrooms can address major challenges in our educational system. The authors argue that, in addition to providing underserved youth with access to 21st century learning technologies, critical media education will help improve academic literacy achievement…

  11. Invisible Wars: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Teaching Insurgencies in Public Schools

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    Doyle, Christopher L.

    2012-01-01

    This author contends that contemporary issues classes no longer have currency, as standardized test results are the litmus test for education. In many schools, students are isolated from firsthand accounts and formal study of events that textbooks will one day proclaim as defining experiences of their generation. According to Doyle, schools tend…

  12. Understanding Misconceptions: Teaching and Learning in Middle School Physical Science

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    Sadler, Philip M.; Sonnert, Gerhard

    2016-01-01

    In this study the authors set out to better understand the relationship between teacher knowledge of science and student learning. The authors administered identical multiple-choice assessment items both to teachers of middle school physical science and to their students throughout the school year. The authors found that teachers who have strong…

  13. Teaching Culture Conscious Diversity Strategies for Rural Schools.

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    Hipps, Doris

    1999-01-01

    Provides an overview of cultural issues in rural schools serving American-Indian students. Discusses an Eastern-Cherokee school as a typical example, culture and democratic values in education, Indian cultural influences on education, learning styles, dropout concerns, history of Indian education policy, and cultural sensitivity of teachers.…

  14. Inculcating Character Education through EFL Teaching in Indonesian State Schools

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    Qoyyimah, Uswatun

    2016-01-01

    This paper describes how English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers in Indonesia have implemented the recent character education policy within an era of school-based curriculum reform. The character education policy required all teachers, EFL teachers included, to instil certain values in every lesson whilst the school-based curriculum reform…

  15. Teachers' perspectives on the challenges of teaching physical education in urban schools: the student emotional filter.

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    McCaughtry, Nate; Barnard, Sara; Martin, Jeffrey; Shen, Bo; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges

    2006-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to analyze how the challenges of urban schools influence physical education teachers' emotional understanding and connections with their students and the implications on their teaching. Sixty-one elementary physical educators from an urban school district in the midwestern U.S. were interviewed multiple times (N = 136) over 3 years using interpretive methodology. Teachers reported five unique challenges that significantly shaped their thinking about students and their careers, along with strategies they used to overcome or manage those challenges. The challenges were: (a) insufficient instructional resources, (b) implementing culturally relevant pedagogy, (c) dealing with community violence, (d) integrating more games in curricula, and (e) teaching in a culture of basketball. Implications centered on the guilt-inducing nature of urban teaching, developing an informed and realistic vision of urban physical education, and the role of teacher preparation and professional development.

  16. Teaching the foundations of quantum mechanics in secondary school: a proposed conceptual structure

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    Maria de los Angeles Fanaro

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    Full Text Available This paper is part of a doctoral thesis that investigates Basic Quantum Mechanics (QM teaching in high school. A Conceptual Structure of Reference (CSR based on the Path Integral Method of Feynman (1965 was rebuilt and a Proposed Conceptual Structure for Teaching (PCST (Otero, 2006, 2007 the basics of Quantum Mechanics at secondary school was designed, analysed and carried out. This PCST does not follow the historical route and it is complementary to the canonical formalism. The concepts: probability distribution, quantum system, x(t alternative, amplitude of probability, sum of probability amplitude, action, Planck's constant, and classic-quantum transition were rebuilt with the students. Mathematical formalism was avoided by using simulation software assistance. The Proposed Conceptual Structure for Teaching (PCST is described and some results from the test carried out by the class group are discussed. This information allows the analysis of the Conceptual Structure Effectively Reconstructed (CSER to be initiated with the students.

  17. Spanish teaching students’ attitudes towards teaching science at the pre-school level

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    Full Text Available Previous researches on early childhood teachers´ attitudes toward science teaching reveals that they feel anxiety and fear regarding science classes. Sometimes, teaching students´ experience with science have a significant influence on their attitude toward science and science teaching. This prior experience has been frequently joined to remember abstract concepts, and it determine what they guess about science teaching in early childhood. In order to assess teacher trainee´s pre-existing attitudes and beliefs toward science teaching in early years, we used a preschool teachers’ attitudes and beliefs toward science teaching questionnaire developed and validated for Maier, Greenfield and Bulotsky-Shearer (2013. Aspects such as science knowledge or ability to create sciencerelated activities, at the beginning, are very poorly valued by future teachers of early childhood education. The main reason is the poor knowledge that they have about science in general. We can conclude that it is important that future teachers of early childhood education should understand importance to teach science to children.

  18. Applying Cooperative Learning Theory in Junior Middle Schools English Teaching

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    Dong Yan

    2014-01-01

    Since 2001, a new curriculum reform has been carried out throughout China.The develpoment of society calls for constant advance in EFL teaching in our country. The focus of language instruction has been shifted from teaher-centeredness to learner-centeredness. Cooperative learning(CL) is regarded as one of the most popular learning strategies.The author believes that the application and implementation of this teaching strategy can play an active part in improving the social and psychological atmosphere in the classroom.

  19. Teaching and Learning of Knot Theory in School Mathematics

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    This book is the result of a joint venture between Professor Akio Kawauchi, Osaka City University, well-known for his research in knot theory, and the Osaka study group of mathematics education, founded by Professor Hirokazu Okamori and now chaired by his successor Professor Tomoko Yanagimoto, Osaka Kyoiku University. The seven chapters address the teaching and learning of knot theory from several perspectives. Readers will find an extremely clear and concise introduction to the fundamentals of knot theory, an overview of curricular developments in Japan, and in particular a series of teaching

  20. Turkish preservice science teachers' socioscientific issues-based teaching practices in middle school science classrooms

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    Genel, Abdulkadir; Sami Topçu, Mustafa

    2016-01-01

    Background: Despite a growing body of research and curriculum reforms including socioscientific issues (SSI) across the world, how preservice science teachers (PST) or in-service science teachers can teach SSI in science classrooms needs further inquiry. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe the abilities of PSTs to teach SSI in middle school science classrooms, and the research question that guided the present study is: How can we characterize Turkish PSTs' SSI-based teaching practices in middle school science classrooms (ages 11-14)? Sample: In order to address the research question of this study, we explored 10 Turkish PSTs' SSI-based teaching practices in middle school science classrooms. A purposeful sampling strategy was used, thus, PSTs were specifically chosen because they were ideal candidates to teach SSI and to integrate SSI into the science curricula since they were seniors in the science education program who had to take the field experience courses. Design and method: The participants' SSI teaching practices were characterized in light of qualitative research approach. SSI-based teaching practices were analyzed, and the transcripts of all videotape recordings were coded by two researchers. Results: The current data analysis describes Turkish PSTs' SSI-based teaching practices under five main categories: media, argumentation, SSI selection and presentation, risk analysis, and moral perspective. Most of PSTs did not use media resources in their lesson and none of them considered moral perspective in their teaching. While the risk analyses were very simple and superficial, the arguments developed in the classrooms generally remained at a simple level. PSTs did not think SSI as a central topic and discussed these issues in a very limited time and at the end of the class period. Conclusions: The findings of this study manifest the need of the reforms in science education programs. The present study provides evidence that moral, media

  1. Medical students-as-teachers: a systematic review of peer-assisted teaching during medical school

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    Full Text Available Tzu-Chieh Yu¹, Nichola C Wilson², Primal P Singh¹, Daniel P Lemanu¹, Susan J Hawken³, Andrew G Hill¹¹South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand; ²Department of Surgery, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand; ³Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland, Auckland, New ZealandIntroduction: International interest in peer-teaching and peer-assisted learning (PAL during undergraduate medical programs has grown in recent years, reflected both in literature and in practice. There, remains however, a distinct lack of objective clarity and consensus on the true effectiveness of peer-teaching and its short- and long-term impacts on learning outcomes and clinical practice.Objective: To summarize and critically appraise evidence presented on peer-teaching effectiveness and its impact on objective learning outcomes of medical students.Method: A literature search was conducted in four electronic databases. Titles and abstracts were screened and selection was based on strict eligibility criteria after examining full-texts. Two reviewers used a standard review and analysis framework to independently extract data from each study. Discrepancies in opinions were resolved by discussion in consultation with other reviewers. Adapted models of “Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Learning” were used to grade the impact size of study outcomes.Results: From 127 potential titles, 41 were obtained as full-texts, and 19 selected after close examination and group deliberation. Fifteen studies focused on student-learner outcomes and four on student-teacher learning outcomes. Ten studies utilized randomized allocation and the majority of study participants were self-selected volunteers. Written examinations and observed clinical evaluations were common study outcome assessments. Eleven studies provided student-teachers with formal teacher training. Overall, results suggest that peer-teaching, in highly selective

  2. Teachers' Teaching Practice and Student Achievement in Basic Economics--A Comparison in Two Types of Schools in Malaysia

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    Singh, Termit Kaur Ranjit; Krishnan, Sashi Kala

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to compare teachers' teaching practice based on students' perception towards achievement in the subject of Basic Economics between two different types of secondary schools in Malaysia, the National Secondary Schools (SMK) and Chinese National Type Secondary Schools (SMJK) in the state of Penang, Malaysia. The…

  3. Administrators in Action--Managing Public Monies and Processing Emotion in School Activities: A Teaching Case Study

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    Tenuto, Penny L.; Gardiner, Mary E.; Yamamoto, Julie K.

    2015-01-01

    This teaching case describes school administrators in action performing day-to-day leadership tasks, managing public funds in school activities, and interacting with others appropriately. The case focuses on administrative challenges in handling and managing school activity funds. A method for processing emotion is discussed to assist…

  4. Metaphorical Images of Schooling: Beliefs about Teaching and Learning among Prospective Teachers from the United States Displaying Different Motivational Profiles

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    Thomson, Margareta Maria

    2016-01-01

    This study focused on investigating the types of schooling beliefs (teaching and learning) expressed through metaphorical images by prospective teachers (PTs) from the United States. Participants (N = 215) rated 10 schooling metaphors illustrating the "student-school-teacher" relationships (i.e. "Passenger-Bus-Driver"; Student…

  5. A Case Study of the In-Class Use of a Video Game for Teaching High School History

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    Watson, William R.; Mong, Christopher J.; Harris, Constance A.

    2011-01-01

    This study examines the case of a sophomore high school history class where "Making History", a video game designed with educational purposes in mind, is used in the classroom to teach about World War II. Data was gathered using observation, focus group and individual interviews, and document analysis. The high school was a rural school located in…

  6. Transforming Teaching in Math and Science: How Schools and Districts Can Support Change. Sociology of Education Series.

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    Gamoran, Adam; Anderson, Charles W.; Quiroz, Pamela Anne; Secada, Walter G.; Williams, Tona; Ashmann, Scott

    Teachers often want new ideas and approaches to improve their teaching but their efforts are often blocked by structural constraints in their districts and schools. This book answers the question of how schools can overcome these barriers to provide more supportive environments for change through the study of six cases of schools and districts in…

  7. Transforming Science Teaching Environment for the 21st Century Primary School Pupils

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    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The transformation of technology in the 21st century has produced children who are technology savvy and exposed to the internet and social networking at a very young age. These children are already in our school system. Thus teachers too need to use technology and transform the learning environment to meet the requirements of these children. This article discusses the need for transforming the primary school science teaching environment so that school children could have meaningful learning using tools familiar to them. However, while some parts of Malaysia are developing very rapidly, others are not developing as rapidly. School children in some areas are just as contented to share a single desktop computer without the Internet for a lesson. Thus teachers need to be creative to transform and improvise the learning environment to meet the pupils’ needs. This article discusses a case study on seven excellent teachers of primary school science from different parts of Malaysia. The findings of the study indicated that the excellent teachers have improvised their teachings and teaching environment to meet the needs of their pupils and the curriculum for 21st century learning.

  8. Professional development in person: identity and the construction of teaching within a high school science department

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    Deneroff, Victoria

    2016-06-01

    This is a narrative inquiry into the role of professional development in the construction of teaching practice by an exemplary urban high school science teacher. I collected data during 3 years of ethnographic participant observation in Marie Gonzalez's classroom. Marie told stories about her experiences in ten years of professional development focused on inquiry science teaching. I use a social practice theory lens to analyze my own stories as well as Marie's. I make the case that science teaching is best understood as mediated by socially-constructed identities rather than as the end-product of knowledge and beliefs. The cognitive paradigm for understanding teachers' professional learning fails to consistently produce transformations of teaching practice. In order to design professional development with science teachers that is generative of new knowledge, and is self-sustaining, we must understand how to build knowledge of how to problematize identities and consciously use social practice theory.

  9. Enhancing teaching and learning of Home Economics in secondary schools with wikis: An action research study

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    Yiu-Chi Lai

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses an action research study using a wiki as a course platform for teaching and learning Home Economics in secondary schools. A secondary Home Economics teacher observed that dessert recipes were too wordy and that students generally felt bored and were not eager to read them in full. To improve his teaching effectiveness, the teacher attempts to investigate the use of a free wiki service (Google Sites in order to supplement traditional classroom teaching and practice with online learning resources and activities. An action research approach is adopted in the study and the teacher tries to improve his teaching strategies to enhance interactions between the participants and improve students’ learning outcomes. Furthermore, the teacher also attempts to integrate assessment activities with wiki-based learning activities to support students’ learning in his class.

  10. Teaching the science of safety in US colleges and schools of pharmacy.

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    Holdford, David A; Warholak, Terri L; West-Strum, Donna; Bentley, John P; Malone, Daniel C; Murphy, John E

    2011-05-10

    This paper provides baseline information on integrating the science of safety into the professional degree curriculum at colleges and schools of pharmacy. A multi-method examination was conducted that included a literature review, key informant interviews of 30 individuals, and in-depth case studies of 5 colleges and schools of pharmacy. Educators believe that they are devoting adequate time to science of safety topics and doing a good job teaching students to identify, understand, report, manage, and communicate medication risk. Areas perceived to be in need of improvement include educating pharmacy students about the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) role in product safety, how to work with the FDA in post-marketing surveillance and other FDA safety initiatives, teaching students methods to improve safety, and educating students to practice in interprofessional teams. The report makes 10 recommendations to help pharmacy school graduates be more effective in protecting patients from preventable drug-related problems.

  11. Teaching the science of safety in US colleges and schools of pharmacy.

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    Holdford, David A; Warholak, Terri L; West-Strum, Donna; Bentley, John P; Malone, Daniel C; Murphy, John E

    2011-05-10

    This paper provides baseline information on integrating the science of safety into the professional degree curriculum at colleges and schools of pharmacy. A multi-method examination was conducted that included a literature review, key informant interviews of 30 individuals, and in-depth case studies of 5 colleges and schools of pharmacy. Educators believe that they are devoting adequate time to science of safety topics and doing a good job teaching students to identify, understand, report, manage, and communicate medication risk. Areas perceived to be in need of improvement include educating pharmacy students about the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) role in product safety, how to work with the FDA in post-marketing surveillance and other FDA safety initiatives, teaching students methods to improve safety, and educating students to practice in interprofessional teams. The report makes 10 recommendations to help pharmacy school graduates be more effective in protecting patients from preventable drug-related problems. PMID:21769153

  12. Constructivist Strategies for English Vocabulary Teaching in Senior Middle School

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    Vocabulary is one of the cores of language abilities in communication. As the main means to help students learn new words and expressions, vocabulary teaching is very important. Constructivism and constructivist learning theory are proposed by the Swiss psychologist Piaget at the earliest, and then completed by many linguists and psychologists to form a rigorously theoretical system.

  13. The Teaching of the Natural Science Disciplines in the Schools

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    Lisichkin, G. V.

    2007-01-01

    There are no fewer than three dozen scientific groups dealing with problems of the development of methods of teaching physics, chemistry, and biology in this country; they are working in pedagogical and classical universities and in institutes of the Russian Academy of Education. Innovative schoolteachers are involved in this endeavor as they…

  14. Teaching about the Holocaust in English Schools: Challenges and Possibilities

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    Foster, Stuart

    2013-01-01

    This article presents some principal findings from the first comprehensive national study of Holocaust education in England, which was conducted by the University of London's Institute of Education. More than 2000 teachers provided insight into their teaching about the Holocaust, including their perceptions, perspectives and practice. This article…

  15. Avoiding Inappropriate Pedagogy in Middle School Teaching of the Holocaust

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    Lindquist, David H.

    2007-01-01

    Teaching and studying the Holocaust is a complex and sensitive undertaking. The dynamics of dealing with a modern, technologically advanced state's attempt to annihilate all members of a given group of people for racial reasons involves tortuous twists and turns that challenge the most sophisticated of thinkers, leading to a situation in which…

  16. The Teaching of Business Ethics: An Imperative at Business Schools

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    Crane, Frederick G.

    2004-01-01

    This study reports the findings of an investigation of MBAs and their views on the teaching of business ethics. The author found that tomorrow's business leaders believe that there are ethical standards that should be followed in business but that current ethical standards do not meet society's needs adequately. Moreover, although most respondents…

  17. Precision Teaching in the High School Classroom: A Commentary

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    Brophy, Jere E.

    1978-01-01

    In a review of Breuning's study of conventional vs. precision teaching (TM 503 458), Brophy praises the research design used. However, the interpretation and reporting of Breuning's data are questioned. The effects of instructional method have been confused with the effects of incentive manipulation. The practicality and ethical justification are…

  18. High-School Chemistry Teaching through Environmentally Oriented Curricula

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    Mandler, Daphna; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Blonder, Ron; Yayon, Malka; Hofstein, Avi

    2012-01-01

    Discussions held in the chemical education community have generated a variety of reports and recommendations for reforming the chemistry curriculum. The recommendations refer to teaching chemistry in the context of real-world issues. This has been suggested as a way to enhance students' motivation. It is suggested that real-world problems…

  19. The Forgotten Link: Transitions from Graduate School to Classroom Teaching.

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    Greene, Myrna L.; Purvis, Carillon R.

    1995-01-01

    Graduate teacher education students reported that graduate studies had a positive impact on their views of teaching; that their colleagues resented their "new knowledge"; that part-time study enabled them to try out new ideas in the classroom; and that full-time study resulted in dissatisfaction or inability to cope with the educational system.…

  20. Towards a Rationale for Research into Grammar Teaching in Schools

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    Fontich, Xavier; Camps, Anna

    2014-01-01

    This article hopes to bring new insights to the debate about the effect of grammar knowledge on language use, especially writing. It raises the question of the need to look more closely at the following three questions: (1) What is the aim of grammar teaching?; (2) How capable are students of conceptualising about language and how is their…

  1. The application of multimedia and its effects on teaching physics in secondary school

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    Radlović-Čubrilo Danijela

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of the pedagogical research conducted to examine the effects of multimedia application on teaching physics compared to the traditional method of teaching. The research was carried out on the sample of 140 students of the first grade of technical school. The influence of multimedia application in teaching physics on the quantum, quality and retention of students’ knowledge was examined by the experimental method. Knowledge tests were used as research instrument. Tests questions were divided based on Bloom’s taxonomy into three basic categories: remembering, understanding and applying. It was determined that multimedia application in teaching physics had resulted in a significant increase of the quantum and quality of students’ knowledge in all categories, as well as the retention of knowledge quality in the category of applying compared to the traditional method of teaching. Research results have shown the validity of multimedia application in teaching practice with the aim of enhancing understanding of fundamental physical concepts and laws, and therefore increasing the efficiency of teaching physics.

  2. The lived experience of high school instructors teaching concurrent enrollment courses

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    Exby, Heather Dickinson

    This qualitative phenomenological study explored the lived experiences of high school instructors teaching concurrent enrollment courses. The phenomenon was examined using the Stevick-Colaizzi-Keen approach for phenomenological research as outlined by Moustakas through data collected in personal interviews with 10 high school instructors who taught concurrent enrollment college courses in their high schools. Instructional Quality, Passion, Commitment to Students, and Pride emerged as the four structural themes that framed the meaning of the phenomenon. Balance within a Liminal Space emerged as the essence of the phenomenon. Approved high school instructors approached their college concurrent enrollment responsibilities with honor and pride in teaching at the college level, as well as with duty to provide rigorous academic instruction that supported student development and transition and met the college instructional expectations. The phenomenon of teaching of college courses in a high school environment required teachers to balance the demands of their high school environment and instructional philosophies of secondary education with the curricular demands and differing instructional philosophies of higher education. This resulted in concurrent enrollment's unique instructional position in a liminal or threshold space between secondary and postsecondary education sectors. The liminal space of concurrent enrollment, although laden with ambiguity and tension, provided teachers with unique opportunities to facilitate the teaching of college academic curriculum integrated with time-built relationships with students and commitment to student learning to create positive, enhanced academic experiences for students. The "productive tension" of the liminal space can serve as a unique and optimal laboratory for addressing some of the pervasive problems with successful matriculation to college and strengthen the college transition process for greater student success.

  3. Vocational Education with a Twist: This School Teaches Community Service.

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    Lewis, Barbara

    1983-01-01

    At Davis Vocational Technical High School in Lincoln (Rhode Island) students in such areas as carpentry, culinary arts, and cosmetology provide free services to the community and gain valuable experience. (Author/JM)

  4. Feasible Strategies in High School Spoken English Teaching

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    2015-01-01

    Spoken English,as is shown to us all,has been neglected for a long time in high school English education.Instead,attention are given to English grammar,reading,listening,etc.The priorities of English courses in high school are mostly allocated to grammatical instruction. As a result,students enter into universities with poor oral English skills.This thesis aims at casting light on effective approaches for teachers to improve students’ spoken English competence.

  5. Feasible Strategies in High School Spoken English Teaching

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    2015-01-01

    Spoken English,as is shown to us all,has been neglected for a long time in high school English education.Instead,attention are given to English grammar,reading,listening,etc.The priorities of English courses in high school are mostly allocated to grammatical instruction.As a result,students enter into universities with poor oral English skills.This thesis aims at casting light on effective approaches for teachers to improve students’spoken English competence.

  6. AN EMPIRICAL RESEARCH APPLICATION OF CLT TO ENGLISH GRAMMAR TEACHING IN SENIOR MIDDLE SCHOOL%AN EMPIRICAL RESEARCH APPLICATION OF CLT TO ENGLISH GRAMMAR TEACHING IN SENIOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

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    Zhang Caihong

    2011-01-01

    During the course of English teaching in middle schools, grammar teaching is always a focus argued about by English researchers and English teachers- -Is it necessary to teach grammar? Which approach or method td grammar teaching may help the students improve the effects of learning a foreign language and enhance their ability to use the foreign language? In view of this circumstance, the author does an experiment on teaching grammar in the framework of CLT to prove whether CLT is really more effective for students to master grammar knowledge than traditional method and whether CLT can improve the students' ability to express themselves freely, properly and fluently.

  7. Group Work in Spoken English Teaching in Vocational School%Group Work in Spoken English Teaching in Vocational School

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    金艳

    2011-01-01

    In English class, teachers are inclined to instruct linguistic knowledge, neglecting the training of students' linguistic behavior. Especially under the whole-class teaching mode, the opportunities for students to practice spoken English are rather limited in the class. Based on the theory of Cooperative Learning, group work, which is a kind of teaching method, will effectively solve this problem. My research is to study the influence of this activity on the students' English learning through questionnaire in vocational college and how to make this activity more effective.

  8. Una metodología alternativa para la enseñanza de la anatomía en los de estudios enfermería de la Universidad de Carabobo An alternative methodology for the teaching of anatomy in Nursing at the University of Carabobo

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    Nelly Maria Arenas

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    Full Text Available El propósito del presente estudio es ofrecer una alternativa metodológica para la enseñanza de la Anatomía humana que contribuya a mejorar el rendimiento académico de los Enfermería de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud de la Universidad de Carabobo en dicha asignatura. Participaron en el experimento cincuenta estudiantes del ler. Año de Enfermería, cursantes de Anatomía humana, subdivididos en dos grupos identificados como grupo control y experimental. El diseño de la investigación es de tipo casi-experimental y metodología de trabajo es evaluativa-experimental. Para la recolección de la información se utilizaron tres instrumentos: una encuesta tipo escala de Lickert consistente de cuarenta proposiciones relacionadas con la los estudiantes hacia el estudio de la asignatura y la metodología de la enseñanza (EAEAM, acompañada de la escala de Intereses de Thrustone y del Test Psicométrico de Raven, a fin de determinar sus relaciones de acuerdo a los objetivos de la investigación. En función de los resultados empíricos del experimento y de la revisión y recopilación de la literatura del tema en estudio, se presenta una propuesta metodológica para enseñanza de la Anatomía humana, cuya naturaleza teórico-práctica exige: el estudio previo, la observación, la discusión y, fundamentalmente, la disección como alternativa para mejorar el rendimiento académico de los estudiantes de Enfermería.An alternative methodology for teaching of Human Anatomy which contributes to improve academic yield by Nursing students at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Carabobo is presented. A total of 50 first-year Nursing students who participated in the experiment were divided into 2 groups, control and experimental. This research project was of the almost-experimental type and the work methodology was experimental-evaluation. Three instruments were used to obtain data: an investigation of the Lickert school type consisting of 40

  9. Junior High School Mathematics Exercise Teaching%初中数学习题教学探讨

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    杨传松

    2014-01-01

    随着我国教育改革的不断深入,习题教学已成为初中数学教学的重要课题,因此在初中数学的课堂教学过程中,必须重视对数学习题的教学。本文主要分析了初中数学习题教学的重要性,以及初中数学习题教学中普遍存在的错题类型,再根据笔者的教学经验,总结出了初中数学习题教学的实践策略,以期教师能够在初中数学教学中合理地把握习题教学,提高学生的数学成绩,从而提升数学教学的整体效率。%With the deepening of China's education reform, teaching exercises has become an important topic of teaching junior high school math, so the junior high school mathematics classroom teaching process, we must attach importance to the teaching of mathematics exercises. This paper analyzes the importance of teaching junior high school mathematics exercises, and the wrong question type in teaching junior high school mathematics prevalent, according to the author's teaching exper-ience, summed up the practical exercises junior high school mathematics teaching strategies in order to be able to junior high school mathematics teachers teaching reasonable assurance exercises in teaching to enhance students' math scores, thereby enhancing the overall efficiency of mathematics teaching.

  10. School health approach to teaching and learning of students

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    Lukianova Yu.S.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: disclosure of health-ways for teaching and learning of students. Material: analysis of the publications of domestic and foreign authors. Results: The article is devoted to the implementation of healthy way approach to the educational process, namely, the rational organization of training aimed at keeping the dynamics of human health, the prevention of mental fatigue and overload, increase adaptive reserves of the body of the person; intensification of teaching and learning of students (application-is controversial dialogue, training, game forms and methods of training, participation in project activities, the work of pedagogical workshops that stimulates emotional accommodation and understanding of knowledge, helps students acquire personal-relevant knowledge and experience; use of health effect of artistic and practical (music, painting activities of students. Conclusions: highlights the key towards the implementation of health-promoting approach to the educational process.

  11. TOWARDS NEW HISTORICAL CONCIOUSNESS: HISTORY TEACHING IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN SERBIA

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available In the period from 1945 to 1947, the new communist authorities sought to emphasize its legitimacy as much as possible, which was based on changes made during the liberation war and revolution. The war and revolution changes had a special place in the public discourse, being understood as a main tool for shaping historical awareness of young generations. Accordingly, there were made changes in curricula of the history teaching in primary schools. In the second half of May 1945, Ministry of Education of Serbia brought the curriculum for primary schools with methodological guidelines for teaching certain subjects. History was studied in the third grade with three hours per week (out of 27 in total, while the four grade studied history four hours per week (out of 29 in total. The curriculum arrangement in the third and the fourth grade was a combination of chronological and progressive principle with the principle of concentric circles. On 28 September 1945, DFY Minister of Education, Vladimir Ribnikar, prescribed the Framework Curriculum for Primary Schools. This curriculum was different in certain respect than the curriculum published by the Ministry of Education of Serbia. The prevailing principle in the Framework Plan was chronologically progressive. The only teaching topic that was repeated both in the third and the fourth grade was the topic of the National Liberation Struggle. Religious education became an optional subject. In the new curriculum, which was drafted by the Ministry of Education of Serbia in 1947, a number of hours of the history teaching remained the same, 3 hours per week (out of 25in total in the third grade, and four hours per week (out of 26 in total in the fourth grade. As previously, the curriculum implemented chronologically progressive principle. It was realized very soon that the reduction of the overall history teaching to the National Liberation Struggle was completely useless and not educative, and that it was

  12. Perceptions of In-Service Elementary School Teachers towards Mathematics and its Teaching Regarding the Official Programs of the Ministry of Public Education

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    This study was carried out as part of the research project Utopia in Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School, executed by the School of Mathematics at National University of Costa Rica. This article shows the perception of a group of elementary school educators about mathematics and its teaching. The information was gathered through a 66 question questionnaire, designed to assess the perception of elementary school teachers about mathematics and its teaching in relation to the current progr...

  13. Bedside Teaching in Australian Clinical Schools: A National Study

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. Bedside teaching (BST of medical students has become less common in recent years; however, there have been strong recommendations made in the literature to continue this teaching modality for the valued benefits it provides. The purpose of the present study is to explore the perceptions and opinions of bedside teaching among senior Australian medical students. Methods. Medical students at Australian universities were surveyed by means of an electronic questionnaire. The results were collected and analysed. Results. A total of 517 responses were received from students at 15 universities and 94 different clinical sites. The percentage of students who identified BST as very important ranged from 62.5% in psychiatry to 90.4% in internal medicine. The optimal class size was nominated as 3-4 students, and students favoured a style where one individual performs a complete examination, with the remainder allowed to elicit the key sign afterwards. Students felt 3-4 hours of BST per week to be ideal. Advantages identified to BST included provision of feedback and elicitation of clinical signs. Disadvantages included time constraints and excessive class sizes. Conclusions. The unique benefits of BST result in its high demand by students, regardless of the discipline being taught.

  14. Does Teaching Sequence Matter When Teaching High School Chemistry with Scientific Visualisations?

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    Fogarty, Ian; Geelan, David; Mukherjee, Michelle

    2012-01-01

    Five Canadian high school Chemistry classes in one school, taught by three different teachers, studied the concepts of dynamic chemical equilibria and Le Chatelier's Principle. Some students received traditional teacher-led explanations of the concept first and used an interactive scientific visualisation second, while others worked with the…

  15. ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT IN DISTRITO FEDERAL’S SCHOOLS

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    Júlia Carvalho Mota de Souza

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Visual impairment is a limitation that occurs in the sensory part of the vision, and can be classified as blindness, low vision or subnormal vision. The people with visually impaired have guaranteed rights to study in regular schools or special education schools. Therefore, a differentiated teaching is necessary for the learning of visually impaired students to happen effectively and ensure educational inclusion within the school. The aim of this study was to qualitatively analyze the teaching of Biological Sciences for the visually impaired in schools of the Distrito Federal, noting the institution, teachers and visually impaired students. The study was conducted using semi-structured interviews analyzed epistemologically. The results showed that: the institutions do not have adequate physical infrastructure; Biology teachers have no qualifications required; teachers of resource rooms are able to meet visually impaired students, even if resources are not sufficient, and the students do not understand all the benefits they could have. Therefore, it is necessary to adapt the teaching and learning materials to allow for a better education for visually impaired students and thus ensure appropriate learning for all students within the same educational institution.

  16. Competing for ideal bodies: a study of exergames used as teaching aids in schools

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    Öhman, Marie; Almqvist, Jonas; Meckbach, Jane; Quennerstedt, Mikael

    2014-01-01

    Since the development of the welfare state, the Swedish school subject Health and Physical Education (HPE) has been regarded as an important site for public health work, and still assumes a central role in promoting the health of the coming generation. A specific type of health intervention, promoted by researchers in recent years, is the use of so-called exergames. In some countries, these fitness games are used as teaching aids in physical education classes and can be seen as examples of how public health issues and popular culture are shaping HPE in schools. The aim of the study reported in this paper is to examine which messages about health and body are offered, and how these are expressed in some of the fitness games used as teaching aids in school. The results of the study highlight the dangers of using exergames in the teaching of HPE in schools. The messages communicated by the games have a number of potentially harmful consequences, particularly with regard to the creation of specific health and bodily norms based on a measurable ideal. The use of this tool in education is thus far from value free, and the problems that might be solved when using the games are not necessarily the ones that education should privilege. PMID:26740738

  17. On the Development of the Students' Pragmatic Competence in the Middle School English Teaching

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    吴树奇; 冯萍

    2007-01-01

    This paper deals with the three important factors concerning the development of the students' pragmatic competence in the middle school English teaching.The writer begins with the discussion of the pragmatic functions of the grammatical structures, and then goes on with the pragmatic differences of the same linguistic structures in different situations.Finally, he discusses the pragmatic disparities caused by the differences between English and Chinese cultures.In so doing, he hopes to arouse the teachers' attention to the development of their students' pragmatic competence in the course of teaching.

  18. How to Develop the Emotional Factors of High School Students in English Teaching

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    杨雅红

    2009-01-01

    The voice of "English education should achieve the emotional goals as well"has been getting higher and higher with the development of the times. In this paper, as the implementer of English courses, the author will explore the ways of how to develop the e-motional factors of high school students in English teaching, so as to achieve the purposes of the improvement of teaching efficiency and the promotion of students' all-round development in both aspects of physiology and psychology.

  19. Evaluating the quality of learning environments and teaching practice in special schools

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    Hedegaard-Sørensen, Lotte; Tetler, Susan

    2016-01-01

    This article reports on findings of a study conducted in collaboration with the National Institute of Social Research (SFI) and the University of Aarhus, Department of Education. The objective of the study and the focus of this article was to develop a tool for systematic evaluation and developme...... of the quality of teaching in special schools. The article describes the research-process which led to the construction of the tool as well as the way teachers can use the tool to improve the quality of their teaching....

  20. Assessing the quality of learning environments and teaching practice in special schools

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    Hedegaard-Sørensen, Lotte; Tetler, Susan

    This paper reports on findings of a study conducted in collaboration with the National Institute of Social Research (SFI) and the University of Aarhus, Department of Education. The objective of the study and the focus of this article was to develop a tool for systematic evaluation and development...... of the quality of teaching in special schools. The article describes the research-process which led to the construction of the tool as well as the way teachers can use the tool to improve the quality of their teaching....

  1. Pre-service teachers' experiences teaching secondary mathematics in English-medium schools in Tanzania

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    Kasmer, Lisa

    2013-09-01

    In order to promote mathematical understanding among English Language Learners (ELLs), it is necessary to modify instructional strategies to effectively communicate mathematical content. This paper discusses the instructional strategies used by four pre-service teachers to teach mathematics to secondary students in English-medium schools in Arusha, Tanzania as a result of the tensions they faced and reflections on their teaching. Strategies such as code switching, attending to sentence structure, non-linguistic representations, and placing the content within a familiar context proved to be beneficial strategies for conveying mathematical ideas.

  2. The introduction of CLIL in teaching mathematics at the second level of primary school

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    Benešová, Veronika

    2010-01-01

    One way of promoting language learning is the method of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) which refers to any dual-focused educational context in which an additional language, thus not usually the mother tongue of the learners involved, is used as a medium in the teaching and learning of non-language content. The diploma thesis describes the experimental teaching of mathematics in an elementary school in Jindřichův Hradec. The aim of this work was to create worksheets in the Eng...

  3. [BIRTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ANATOMICAL MUSEUMS OF MODENA BETWEEN XVIII AND XIX CENTURY. THE OBSTETRIC MUSEUM, THE ANATOMICAL MUSEUM, THE ETHNOGRAPHIC ANTHROPOLOGIC MUSEUM].

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    Corradini, Elena

    2015-01-01

    The interest for the study of Anatomy in Modena was particularly developed since the second half of eighteenth century, when the Duke Francesco III of Este promoted the reformation of the University and Antonio Scarpa was called from Padua to teach Anatomy. Scarpa promoted the building of the Anatomical Theatre, near the Grande Spedale, that was inaugurated in 1776. On the same year, the School of Obstetrics opened and determined the constitution of a first Cabinet or Obstetric Museum in a room next to the Theatre. After the Restoration, between 1817 and 1818, the Archduke Francesco IV of Austria Este promoted the realization of an Anatomical Museum: a big organized room in a new floor built on the Theatre. Two more rooms were added in, 1839 and a fourth one in 1853, under the direction of Paolo Gaddi. Furthermore Gaddi's interest for ethnographic studies determined the opening of the Ethnographic Anthropological Museum in 1866.

  4. Between the Real School and the Ideal School: Another Step in Building a Teaching Identity

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    Correa, Jose Miguel; Martínez-Arbelaiz, Asunción; Gutierrez, Luis P.

    2014-01-01

    During their teaching practicum future teachers become acquainted with the rights, duties and obligations of their profession in their trajectory of building a teaching identity. In this process, they go through a number of critical incidents, where we observe that student teachers struggle to integrate the meaning of these incidents with their…

  5. An Investigation in Multigrade Class Teaching with respect to Primary School Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions and in Views of Primary School Teachers Working in Multigrade Classes

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    Eyüp İZCİ

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Multigrade teaching approach is used in some of the countries in the world and alternative ways of solution about this approach are investigated. The sample of this study consists of senior primary school teacher candidates in Education Faculty of Adıyaman University in academic year of 2005-2006 and primary school teachers working in multigrade classes. The student teachers took observation trips about applications of multigrade class education to the villages near the centre of Adıyaman in a specified academic calendarand it was provided student teachers to reinforce theoretical part of multigrade class teaching lesson in this way. It was also ensured student teachers’ to test their knowledge and skills about the lesson in a real medium by this application. “Multigrade TeachingScale” developed by researchers with the contribution of experts was conducted to student teachers and primary school teachers. Their views were taken about multigrade classteaching applications. Data were analyzed with SPSS by using techniques of frequency, percentage, arithmetic mean, one way Anova and Independent Samples t-test. Views of the primary school teacher candidates and primary school teachers were investigated comparatively. The results showed that primary school teacher candidates weren’t mentally mature enough about the nature of multigrade teaching approach with their university education. Besides, the primary school teacher candidates thought thatmultigrade class teaching approach had some advantages in terms of students’ social development.

  6. The implementation of equitable teaching strategies by high school biology student teachers

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    Scantlebury, Kate; Butler Kahle, Jane

    Teachers can perpetuate stereotypic cultural beliefs regarding girls' ability in, aptitude for, and suitability for science by their teaching practices and behaviors. As teachers have a major influence on girls' career choices their equitable teaching practices in the classroom are important to encourage all students, but especially girls, to continue with science. Researchers have studied science classrooms and have defined common strategies and practices that can help create an equitable classroom environment. The purpose of this study was to determine if high school biology student teachers could transfer learned equitable teaching strategies to actual teaching and the support conditions necessary for that transfer. Two support conditions were assessed: cooperating teacher and peer group support. Seven preservice teachers were placed into three groups. One group had both support conditions, the second group had only one condition (peer support), and the third group did not have either support condition. Both qualitative and quantitative data sources were collected. Results showed that preservice teachers could transfer learned equitable teaching into actual teaching practice. However, they were more successful in achieving the transfer if they were supervised by cooperating teachers who are sensitized to the issue of gender equity in education. Being involved in a peer support group was not as crucial to using the strategies as having a supportive cooperative teacher.

  7. Teaching Ethics to High School Students: Virtue Meets Economics

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    Niederjohn, M. Scott; Nygard, Kim; Wood, William C.

    2009-01-01

    When highly visible lapses in ethics occur, education gets some of the blame. Principals in the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis and the Enron scandal had been educated at Harvard and other elite business schools, where professional and moral ideals had arguably been replaced by a focus on profits at the expense of ethics. A long-standing tradition…

  8. Teaching, School Management and the Ideology of Pragmatism

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    Moore, Alex

    2005-01-01

    With reference to Bernstein's theories concerning the pulls and tensions of competing pedagogic identities, this article draws on original research to suggest that a culture of pragmatism may be currently rooting itself in English schools. This culture is understood partly as an instrumental response to rapid and extensive educational reform, and…

  9. Issues in Teaching Refugees in U.S. Schools

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    Sarr, Karla Giuliano; Mosselson, Jacqueline

    2010-01-01

    The schooling experience of refugee students in the United States is inherently complex and demonstrates tensions between students' high aspirations and true opportunities present within the host culture. The majority of refugees view education as the key to economic mobility and hope for the future. However, the literature on refugee achievement…

  10. Teaching Scientific Measurement and Uncertainty in Elementary School

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    Munier, Valérie; Merle, Hélène; Brehelin, Danie

    2013-01-01

    The concept of measurement is fundamental in science. In order to be meaningful, the value of a measurement must be given with a certain level of uncertainty. In this paper we try to identify and develop the reasoning of young French pupils about measurement variability. In France, official instructions for elementary school thus argue for having…

  11. Teaching High-Ability Pupils in Early Primary School

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    Dijkstra, Elma

    2015-01-01

    This thesis describes the design and implementation of the intervention 'Excel Kwadraat' in primary schools. This intervention aims to improve teachers’ differentiation practices in order to better anticipate pupil differences, including excellent or high-ability pupils. In the end, the intervention

  12. Teaching Writing Strategies to Middle School Students with Disabilities

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    Monroe, Brandon W.; Troia, Gary A.

    2006-01-01

    Following less than 8 hr of instruction in the use of strategies to facilitate planning, self-regulation, and revising while writing opinion essays, a group of 3 middle school students with learning disabilities (LD) made substantial gains in each of 5 quality traits on which their papers were scored. On average, posttest scores of students with…

  13. Teaching Quantum Physics in Upper Secondary School in France:

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    Lautesse, Philippe; Vila Valls, Adrien; Ferlin, Fabrice; Héraud, Jean-Loup; Chabot, Hugues

    2015-01-01

    One of the main problems in trying to understand quantum physics is the nature of the referent of quantum theory. This point is addressed in the official French curriculum in upper secondary school. Starting in 2012, after about 20 years of absence, quantum physics has returned to the national program. On the basis of the historical construction…

  14. Uncovering Substance: Teaching Revision in High School Classrooms

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    Early, Jessica Singer; Saidy, Christina

    2014-01-01

    This article shares the process and outcomes from a three-day revision workshop designed and implemented in a diverse high school language arts classroom. The revision workshop included: direct instruction, self-reflection, and peer feedback to provide struggling writers with opportunities to take part in substantive revision. The authors examine…

  15. Towards the Victimless School: Power, Professionalism and Probity in Teaching

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    McWilliam, Erica; Sachs, Judyth

    2004-01-01

    This paper argues the importance of moving beyond the state of affairs that makes victims "either" of children "or" of teachers by exploring the conditions of possibility for the idea of a victimless school. The argument is developed drawing data from a study being conducted by the authors into the impact of risk management on teacher work and…

  16. Teacher Exchanges: Teaching "Billy Budd" as Secondary School Social Studies.

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    Allen, Rodney F.

    The question of why only English teachers and their students study Herman Melville's novel, "Billy Budd," is raised in this paper. The book offers insights and fundamental social questions for students in secondary school social studies. Suggestions are offered as to how social studies teachers (with their perspectives, concerns, and curriculum…

  17. Teaching High-School Physics Using Satellite Imagery.

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    Dimock, Crandall W.; Cornillon, Peter

    1994-01-01

    Presents a small sample of the lesson plans developed as a result of a summer workshop that allowed a high school physics teacher to explore the uses of satellite-derived sea surface temperature fields in the physical science classroom. (ZWH)

  18. Influencing College Chemistry Success through High School Chemistry Teaching

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    Tai, Robert H.; Sadler, Philip M.; Loehr, John F.

    2006-01-01

    The connection between high school chemistry pedagogical experiences and introductory college chemistry performance has been a topic researched in published science education literature since the 1920s. However, analysis techniques have limited the generalizability of these results. This review discusses the findings of a large-scale,…

  19. Teaching RLC Parallel Circuits in High-School Physics Class

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    Simon, Alpár

    2015-01-01

    This paper will try to give an alternative treatment of the subject "parallel RLC circuits" and "resonance in parallel RLC circuits" from the Physics curricula for the XIth grade from Romanian high-schools, with an emphasis on practical type circuits and their possible applications, and intends to be an aid for both Physics…

  20. Teaching Ambition: A Case Study of High School Music Students

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    Draves, Tami

    2012-01-01

    Music teacher socialisation (MTS) has received increased attention in music education research, but few researchers have explored MTS with students during their primary socialisation, or pre-college, years. The purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to examine the perspectives of high school music students who plan to pursue a music…